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Ontario COVID cases reach June levels, 313 new positive tests reported

With 313 new Covid diagnoses in Ontario confirmed on Monday, the province has reached its highest total since June.

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With 313 new COVID-19 diagnoses in Ontario confirmed on Monday, the province has reached its highest total since June. Health Minister Christine Elliott broke down the caseload saying "seventy-eight percent of today's cases are from three regions, with 112 in Toronto, 71 in Peel and 60 in Ottawa. All other public health units have fewer than ten new cases, except for York with 13 cases."

Testing has found that most infections are made up by those under the age of 40. Dr. Isaac Bogoch, an epidemiologist, told CP24, "we know people in their 20s just in general just don't get as sick as people in their 60s and 70s, but people in their 20s can still have a serious outcome from this infection, it's just not as common."

He also emphasized that young people can become vectors and thereby spread the infection to older, more vulnerable individuals, at work and in care homes.

For young people, remaining aware that you can pass the virus on is crucial. For every 1,000 people in their mid-sixties or older, Nature, the scientific journal, has written, 116 will die.

Further evidence of a spike in cases was demonstrated by random testing conducted on Monday, which generated a positivity rate of 1.06 percent, marking a high point since June.

At the same time, Canada has reported no new deaths from COVID-19 for the first time since mid-March. This welcome news is attributed to the age of those currently infected.

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