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New restrictions for high-risk regions

New restrictions for high-risk regions”

Region of Waterloo Public Health has seen an increase of 23 COVID-19 cases to its dashboard on Saturday morning.

The government also reported seven new deaths related to the virus.

The last time Ontario reported five deaths was on October 5.

Public Health Ontario officials confirmed this afternoon, Toronto, Ottawa, and Peel Region will roll back into a modified Stage 2 of recovery; while schools and daycares in these locations are expected to remain open, the modified restrictions will impact many other sectors.

9, Ontario reported a record-high 939 new cases of COVID-19.

There are now 433 people in hospital, an increase of eight from the day before, and 67 people in intensive care, one less than the day before.

In a statement Saturday, Dr. Theresa Tam said that while the summer saw cases concentrated in the 20 to 39 age range, infection rates are now accelerating in older populations.

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Nova Scotia reported no new patients on Friday, as its active case count remains at three.

The government says it has a backlog of 58,173 tests, and has conducted 44,914 tests since the last daily report.

The region has had 1,745 cases of COVID-19 and 34 deaths since the pandemic began. One new death was reported, and 297 deaths have now been attributed to coronavirus in Ottawa.

1,638 resolved cases (87 per cent).

Of the latest cases, 345 were identified in the nation's epicentre of Montreal, 182 in Montérégie, 144 in Quebec City, 87 in Laval, 74 in Mauricie-et-Centre-du-Québec, 67 in Chaudière-Appalaches, 54 in Laurentides, 38 in Estrie, 35 in Lanaudière and 31 in Outaouais. Both regions remain in the "orange" level of restrictions under the province's COVID-19 plan.

In K-12 schools across Ontario, there are 56 new cases of COVID-19. As of 8:05 a.m. Friday, there were 37 schools with a COVID-19 case, with 41 students and 10 staff infected.

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