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Coronavirus: Ontario health officials provide update on latest number of COVID-19 cases | LIVE

CA, 12 Jan 2021
Ontario’s chief medical officer of health Dr. David Williams and associate chief medical officer of health Dr. Barbara Yaffe are expected to provide an update Monday on the latest COVID-19 cases in the province and discuss the public health agency's ongoing response to the pandemic.

The update comes a day before public health officials are expected to release new COVID-19 projections. The modelling data is expected Tuesday, a source in Premier Doug Ford's office confirmed.

Ontario reported 3,945 new cases of the novel coronavirus Sunday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 215,782.

It marks one of the largest single-day increases in cases in Ontario since the pandemic began. On Friday, 4,249 cases were reported, though around 450 of those were part of a data backlog.

Sixty-one additional deaths were also announced, bringing the provincial death toll to 4,983.

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