Ontario reports 85 new COVID 19 cases, bringing province’s total to 588

By Allison Jones THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO-Ontario reported 85 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, bringing the provincial total to 588, as non-essential businesses in the province prepared to close. The large increase includes one more death, a man in his 90s from Durham Region. Seven people have now died of the illness in the province. The updated numbers also show there is a growing backlog of test results, with more than 10,000 people now waiting to find out if they are positive for COVID-19. Ontario has ordered all non-essential businesses to close by 11:59 p.m. Tuesday for at least 14 days in order to help curb the spread of COVID-19. The Ontario Chamber of Commerce called on the government to give businesses more time to shift more complicated operations, such as…

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