Ontario reports 1,746 new COVID-19 cases today, and eight new deaths from the virus


TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 1,746 new cases of COVID-19 today, and eight new deaths due to the virus.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says 622 new cases are in Toronto, 390 are in Peel Region and 217 cases in York Region.

The province also reported 102 new COVID-19 cases related to schools, including at least 86 among students.

Those bring the number of schools with a reported case to 670 out of Ontario’s 4,828 publicly funded schools.

In the province’s long-term care homes, 710 residents currently have COVID-19 and two new deaths have been reported today.

The province says 109 of its 626 long-term care homes are experiencing an outbreak.