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Half of Ontario hospitals in poor state of repair: report


A new report finds that almost half of Ontario's hospitals are in a poor state of repair.

That's far worse than the situation involving roads, bridges and other infrastructure.

The Financial Accountability Office estimates the province owns infrastructure worth about a quarter of a trillion dollars.

Overall, it says about one third is in poor repair.

Ontario reports 841 new COVID-19 cases, and nine new deaths from the virus

Ontario is reporting 841 new cases of COVID-19 today, and nine new deaths due to the virus.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says 335 cases are in Toronto, 162 in Peel Region, 106 in York Region and 72 in Ottawa.

The province says it conducted 38,860 tests since the last daily report, with an additional 34,784 tests being processed.

Stricter COVID-19 measures come into effect in York Region amid rising case numbers

TORONTO - Stricter public health measures come into effect in York Region today in a bid to tackle what the Ontario government has called an “alarming” surge in COVID-19 cases.

The region north of Toronto has moved back into a modified Stage 2 of the province's pandemic plan.