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Ontario reports 131 new cases of COVID-19, three new deaths related to virus

TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 131 new cases of COVID-19 and three new deaths related to the novel coronavirus.

The province is also reporting 106 newly resolved cases today.

The total number of cases now stands at 41,179, which includes 2,796 deaths and 37,397 cases marked as resolved.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says that due to an issue with province’s reporting system, data that was not available yesterday from 11 of Ontario’s 34 public health units has been added today.

Elliott says because of that reporting lag, the province’s numbers today are an “overestimation” of the daily case count.

The province was able to complete 28,073 tests over the previous day.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 21, 2020.

The Canadian Press

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