Ontario reports lowest number of COVID-19 cases in nearly two months with fewer than 1,700 infections logged

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TORONTO —
Health officials in Ontario are reporting fewer than 1,700 new cases of COVID-19, marking the lowest single-day total in almost two months.

The 1,616 infections recorded Tuesday represent a significant drop from the 2,170 reported by the province a day earlier.

The last time daily case numbers were this low was on March 24 when 1,571 were logged.

Tuesday’s data is based on the completion of 22,915 tests in the last 24-hour period, which the Ministry of Health says produced a positivity rate of 7.6 per cent.

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The numbers used in this story are found in the Ontario Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 Daily Epidemiologic Summary. The number of cases for any city or region may differ slightly from what is reported by the province, because local units report figures at different times.

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