COVID-19 kills another 17 in Ontario, province reports


TORONTO — COVID-19 has killed another 17 people in Ontario amid another sharp uptick in new cases.

The province today reports 1,873 new infections, bringing the total caseload seen so far to 138,504.

Well over half the new cases are in Toronto, Peel and York.

In all, novel coronavirus deaths in the province are rapidly approaching the 4,000 mark.

Another 47 people needed admission to hospital, and 19 more people ended up on ventilators.

Testing has also increased.