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More than 1,400 new COVID-19 cases reported in Toronto
Ontario reported 1,426 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, including 468 new cases in Peel, 384 in Toronto, 180 in York Region, 63 in Durham and 62 in Hamilton.
The province confirmed 15 more COVID-19 death, bringing the total to 3,275.
Ontario completed 36,707 tests in the last 24 hours, with 34,460 test currently under investigation.
There are 424 people with COVID-19 in hospitals around the province, including 88 in intensive care.
A total of 93 long-term care home are reporting a COVID-19 outbreak with 683 confirmed resident cases and 410 staff cases.
Ontario identified 198 new school-related COVID-19 cases, including 116 student cases, 21 staff cases and 61 individuals who have not been identified. Two school are currently closed due to COVID-19 concerns.
Quebec’s COVID-19 cases jump above 1,300
Quebec reported 1,378 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, including 318 cases in Montreal, 198 in Saguenay – Lac-Saint-Jean, 166 in Lanaudière and 144 in Montérégie.
The province also reported 22 new COVID-19 deaths, including six that occurred in the last 24 hours.
There are currently 573 people in Quebec hospitals with COVID-19, with 84 in intensive care.