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Ontario reports 125 new cases of COVID-19 and four new deaths related to virus

TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 125 new cases of COVID-19 and four new deaths related to the virus.

The total number of cases now stands at 40,870, which includes 2,793 deaths and 37,126 cases marked as resolved.

The province also reported 90 new resolved cases today.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says the “uptick” in cases is due to increases in Peel Region, Toronto and Windsor-Essex.

Elliott also said that 27 of Ontario’s 34 public health regions reported five or fewer cases, while 16 reported no new cases.

The province was able to complete 23,067 tests in the previous day.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 18, 2020.

The Canadian Press

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