Ontario reports 841 new COVID-19 cases, nine new deaths

Ontario is reporting 841 new cases of COVID-19 and nine new deaths.

Toronto, Peel, York and Ottawa continue to lead the province in new cases.

About 80 per cent of the cases reported Thursday are from these areas, according to numbers from Health Minister Christine Elliott.

The province completed 38,860 tests while another 34,784 remain backlogged.

Another 741 cases have been marked as resolved. The province says 86 per cent of the cases of COVID-19 are resolved.

This is the second straight day nine deaths were reported. The death toll sits at 3,071 with three today’s new deaths in long-term care homes.

The number of people in hospital is 270. Of those, there are 74 patients in intensive care, while 48 of those are on ventilators.

Here’s how the numbers break down in our region:

Haldimand-Norfolk: 0 new cases, 10 active cases

Brant: 0 new cases, 19 active cases

Niagara: 10 new cases, 86 active cases, 4 in hospital

Halton: 35 new cases, 231 active cases, 6 in hospital

Hamilton: 31 new cases, 168 active cases, 1 new death, 5 in hospital

Meanwhile, there are 74 new cases of COVID-19 in schools, including at least 49 student cases.