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Ontario records 33 new COVID cases, removes duplicates

TORONTO - Ontario is reporting 33 new cases of COVID-19 today - the lowest daily case count in months - but the province's health minister attributes part of the drop to “routine data clean-up.”

Christine Elliott says Toronto Public Health removed 21 cases, including some duplicates, from its total.

She says an additional 75 cases have been resolved.

Quebec lockdown unlikely to return this fall

MONTREAL - It's highly unlikely Quebec will reimpose a partial lockdown on its citizens this fall if there is a second wave of COVID-19, the province's top doctor said Friday.

Horacio Arruda, director of public health, told reporters that forcing people to stay home can have negative consequences on society, including for children and the elderly.

Quebec reporting 122 new cases of COVID-19 and one additional death

MONTREAL - Quebec is reporting 122 new cases of COVID-19 and one additional death in the past 24 hours.

The province has now recorded 59,131 total cases of the novel coronavirus and 5,673 deaths.

The number of hospitalizations increased by 18 for a total of 208, and 18 of those patients are in intensive care, an increase of nine from the previous day.