Ontario reports 401 new COVID-19 cases, highest daily increase since early June


TORONTO -- Ontario is reporting 401 new cases of COVID-19 today, a daily increase not seen since early June.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says Toronto is reporting 130 new cases, with 82 in Peel Region and 61 in Ottawa.

According to Peel Public Health’s website, 78 new cases were reported in the region on Sept. 17. The site says that 52 cases were found in Brampton, 25 in Mississauga and one in Caledon. 

Elliott says nearly 70 per cent of the new cases in Ontario are in people under the age of 40.

The total number of cases in Ontario now stands at 46,077, which includes 2,825 deaths and 40,600 cases classified as resolved.

There were also 176 cases newly marked as resolved over the past 24 hours.

The province says it processed 35,826 tests over the previous day.

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