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Ontario officials report 407 new COVID-19 cases, continuing recent surge

TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 407 new cases of COVID-19 today, and one new death associated with the coronavirus.

The figures mark the second time in as many days that the province has recorded more than 400 cases in a 24-hour period.

Numbers have been surging over the past few weeks, particularly in Toronto, Peel Region and Ottawa.

Premier Doug Ford rolled back social gathering limits in those areas earlier this week and has indicated he’s willing to do the same in other regions.

He’s set to make an announcement later this morning alongside Health Minister Christine Elliott and the province’s associate chief medical officer of health, Dr. Barbara Yaffe.

No further details of the rare weekend announcement were immediately available.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 19, 2020.

The Canadian Press

Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version said there had been no new deaths related to the coronavirus.

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