Ontario reports 538 new COVID-19 cases, three deaths from the illness


TORONTO, ON – Ontario is reporting 538 new cases of COVID-19 today and three new deaths from the illness.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says 229 cases are being reported in Toronto, 101 cases in Peel Region, 66 in Ottawa, and 43 in York Region.

She says 60 per cent of the new cases are among people under the age of 40.

In total, 162 people are hospitalized in Ontario due to COVID-19, including 36 in intensive care.

The province is also reporting 65 new COVID-19 cases related to schools, including at least 29 among students.

Those bring the number of schools with a reported case to 307 out of Ontario’s 4,828 publicly-funded schools.