Ontario reports 347 new COVID-19 cases, 45 more deaths

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TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 347 new COVID-19 cases today, and 45 more deaths.

That brings the province’s caseload to 15,728 — a 2.3 per cent increase over the previous day, which is the lowest growth rate in weeks.

More than 60 per cent of the total cases — 9,612 — are ones that have been resolved, and there have been a total of 996 deaths.

The number of people in hospital with COVID-19 rose, though the amount of people in intensive care and on ventilators decreased slightly.

In long-term care, there was an increase of 70 deaths to 775, though the numbers come from a separate database from the provincial totals.

Ontario reports doing 11,554 tests in the previous 24 hours and has said it will do 14,000 tests daily by today — a number that would be reflected in Thursday’s data.

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