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Ontario reports 112 new cases

TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 112 new cases of COVID-19, and two new deaths due to the novel coronavirus.

The total number of cases now stands at 36,060, which includes 31,603 marked as resolved and 2,691 deaths.

The province is also reporting 177 newly resolved cases today.

Ontario completed more than 15,100 tests for the novel coronavirus over the previous 24 hours.

Bob Rae appointed new Canadian ambassador to UN

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is naming Bob Rae as Canada’s new ambassador to the United Nations.

He announced the appointment this morning.

It’s the latest appointment for the former Ontario premier under Trudeau, after having been Canada’s special envoy for humanitarian and immigration issues and, before that, special envoy to Myanmar.

Toronto Blue Jays claim Valera, add three to player pool

The Toronto Blue Jays claimed infielder Breyvic Valera off waivers from the San Diego Padres on Thursday while making three more additions to their player pool for the upcoming MLB season.

Right-handed pitcher Bryan Baker, infielder Patrick Kivlehan and outfielder Josh Palacios were added to the pool of players who will be at the team’s summer camp.