Ontario reports 257 new coronavirus cases, including 177 from Windsor-Essex
By Gabby Rodrigues Global News
Posted June 29, 2020 10:46 am
Updated June 29, 2020 1:38 pm
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Ontario reported 257 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Monday, with 177 of those cases recorded in Windsor-Essex, bringing the provincial total to 34,911.
“After extensive testing this weekend of temporary workers in southwestern Ontario, the province is reporting 177 new cases of COVID-19 in Windsor-Essex, with another 80 new cases across the rest of the province,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said on Monday.
Monday’s report marks the highest increase the province has seen within a 24-hour period since June 13. The province had been, overall, seeing new daily infection numbers on the decline over the past three weeks.
The death toll in the province has risen to 2,665, as seven more deaths were reported.
Meanwhile, 30,196 Ontarians have recovered from COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, which is 86 per cent of cases.
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Ontario has completed 1,383,566 tests so far for the virus. This is up 27,127 tests from the previous day.
Monday’s report indicates the majority of new cases come from the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, which reported 177 new cases. Peel Region saw 40 more cases, York Region reported 12 new cases and Waterloo had 10 more cases.