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Ontario reports record-breaking 4,736 new COVID-19 cases, total count surpasses 400,000 | FULL

CA, 16 Apr 2021
Ontario reported 4,736 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, a single-day high since the pandemic began. The provincial total now stands at 403,571, surpassing the 400,000 mark.

The record-breaking case count comes amid a surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations and patients needing treatment in ICU. In the past seven days, five of those saw daily case numbers above 4,000. The most recent 100,000 new cases came in just the last six weeks.

According to Tuesday’s report, 1,188 cases were recorded in Toronto, 983 in Peel Region, 526 in York Region, 342 in Ottawa, 216 in Durham Region, and 215 in Niagara Region. All other local public health units reported fewer than 200 new cases in the provincial report.

The death toll in the province has risen to 7,639 as 29 more deaths were recorded — the largest increase in deaths since mid-February and a third wave high.

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