Ontario reports 783 new cases of COVID-19, 136 in Peel

 

TORONTO -- Ontario is reporting 783 new cases of COVID-19 and five new deaths related to the virus.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says 239 of the new cases are in Toronto, 136 are in Peel Region, 127 are in York Region and 89 are in Ottawa.

She says there are 779 newly resolved cases.

Ontario has a total of 62,196 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 53,291 resolved cases and 3,022 deaths.

The province says it is has hired 100 new contact tracers to help track and isolate new cases of COVID-19.   

And it plans to hire up to 500 more by mid-November.   

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