170 new cases of coronavirus in Ontario, total reaches 835 active cases

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Ontario has confirmed 170 new coronavirus cases on Thursday as the provincial total rises to 835 active cases.

Eight cases are resolved, 15 people have died from the virus, including two more in the Durham Region – a man in his 40s with no known travel history and a man in his 80s with a travel history, which were reported Thursday.

Thursday’s list includes 12 more hospitalizations – five of which are men and women in their 60s, 70s, and 80s from Lambton public health unit in Sarnia.

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Ontario health officials said currently there are 29 people in intensive care and 20 are on ventilators.

Officials also said 25 per cent of cases are now community spread.

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Fourty-six cases had no information on age, gender, location, form of transmission or status — all categories are listed as “pending.”

The number of new single-day cases for Ontario has increased daily since Monday. Thursday’s 170 new confirmed infections mark the province’s largest single-day spike.

The province has tested more than 38,000 people so far and just under 11,000 are under investigation for the virus.

More to come.


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