Ontario reports 790 new COVID-19 cases, and nine new deaths from the virus

The Canadian Press

TORONTO – Ontario is reporting 790 new cases of COVID-19 today, and nine new deaths due to the virus.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says 321 of the new cases are in Toronto, 157 are in Peel Region, 76 are in York Region and 57 are in Ottawa.

The province says it has conducted 32,646 tests since the last daily report, with another 29,332 being processed.

In total, 260 people are hospitalized in Ontario due to COVID-19, including 71 in intensive care.

The province is also reporting 144 new COVID-19 cases related to schools, including at least 66 among students.

Those bring the number of schools with a reported case to 518 out of Ontario’s 4,828 publicly funded schools.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 21, 2020.