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COVID-19: Largest single day increase of cases reported in Ontario

BY , Apr 17, 2020 8:15 PM - REPORT AN ERROR

A nurse in protective gear greets a woman entering the Seven Oaks Long-Term Care Home in Toronto on Thursday, April 2, 2020. A number of residents at the home have died from COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Ontario is reporting 564 new COVID-19 cases today, with 55 new deaths.

It's the largest single-day increase of cases, though the growth rate is still holding steady at around six per cent.

Ontario has now seen 9,525 cases, with nearly half now resolved, and including 478 deaths.

The number of patients in hospital with COVID-19 grew from 807 to 829, but the numbers of people in intensive care and on ventilators remained steady.

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