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Ontario records 78 new COVID-19 cases, though Toronto not included

Ontario's total case count is now 40,367, with 36,689 marked as resolved and 2,787 deaths

August 13, 2020  The Canadian Press

TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 78 new cases of COVID-19 Aug. 13 and no new deaths from the novel coronavirus, but Health Minister Christine Elliott says the numbers do not include data from Toronto Public Health.

Elliott also says hospitalizations due to the virus declined over the previous 24 hours, while the number of patients in intensive care and on ventilators remained stable.

The province also announced this morning that 99 more cases were marked as resolved.

Ontario’s total case count is now 40,367, with 36,689 marked as resolved and 2,787 deaths.

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The province says it processed 29,626 tests over the last 24 hours.

Meanwhile, Premier Doug Ford is set to meet with local leaders in Windsor-Essex Aug. 13 after the region entered Stage 3 of the province’s reopening plan this week.

Ford will spend the day in the city of Windsor and meet with mayors from across the region to discuss economic recovery.

The premier is also set to tour the Ford Motor Company’s Essex Engine Plant, a portion of which was retooled to produce plastic face shields for front-line workers during the pandemic.

Ford will hold his daily COVID-19 media briefing from Windsor alongside the province’s labour minister and associate transportation minister.

Windsor-Essex moved to Stage 3 on Aug. 13 after being held back because of COVID-19 outbreaks on local farms.


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