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Guelph reports 13 new coronavirus cases, 1 more death

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Guelph saw a bit of a spike in coronavirus cases on Monday with public health reporting that 13 more people tested positive, bringing the total cases to 198.

The increase is in contrast to only a handful of new cases Guelph has seen per day during the pandemic. The death toll in the city has risen to 11, with one more death being reported.

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Meanwhile, 133 people have recovered from COVID-19, the disease caused by novel coronavirus, but at least four people are in hospital.

Guelph’s only COVID-19 assessment clinic has tested 9,441 people so far, but that number does not include all tests done in the city, including at facilities such as hospitals and long-term care homes.

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Global News has reached out to Guelph’s medical officer of health for comment on the increase but has yet to hear back.

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Wellington County reported one new case on Monday, bringing its total to 76 cases with 58 cases considered resolved.

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Ontario reported 161 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Monday, bringing the provincial total to 33,637. It’s the 15th day in a row with fewer than 300 new cases reported.

The death toll in the province has risen to 2,609, as three more deaths were reported.

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