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Ontario sees spike in cases, mostly in young people

TORONTO - Ontario is reporting a spike in COVID-19, with 700 new cases recorded today.

The government is also reporting one new death from the illness.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says 344 new cases are being reported in Toronto, 104 cases in Peel Region, 89 in Ottawa and 56 in York Region.

She says 60 per cent of the new cases are among people under the age of 40.

The province is also reporting 36 new COVID-19 cases related to schools, including at least 27 among students.

Those bring the number of schools with a reported case to 224 out of Ontario’s 4,828 publicly-funded schools.

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 5:09 p.m. EDT on Sept. 27, 2020:

There are 153,124 confirmed cases in Canada.

- Quebec: 71,901 confirmed (including 5,825 deaths, 61,129 resolved)

- Ontario: 49,831 confirmed (including 2,839 deaths, 42,796 resolved)

- Alberta: 17,343 confirmed (including 261 deaths, 15,585 resolved)

- British Columbia: 8,641 confirmed (including 230 deaths, 7,036 resolved)

- Manitoba: 1,880 confirmed (including 19 deaths, 1,272 resolved)

- Saskatchewan: 1,878 confirmed (including 24 deaths, 1,710 resolved)

- Nova Scotia: 1,087 confirmed (including 65 deaths, 1,021 resolved)

- Newfoundland and Labrador: 272 confirmed (including 3 deaths, 267 resolved)

- New Brunswick: 200 confirmed (including 2 deaths, 191 resolved)

- Prince Edward Island: 58 confirmed (including 57 resolved)

- Yukon: 15 confirmed (including 15 resolved)

- Repatriated Canadians: 13 confirmed (including 13 resolved)

- Northwest Territories: 5 confirmed (including 5 resolved)

- Nunavut: No confirmed cases

- Total: 153,124 (0 presumptive, 153,124 confirmed including 9,268 deaths, 131,097 resolved)

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