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Ontario tops 1,000 new COVID-19 cases for the first time, seven more deaths

The province logged 1,042 new infections and seven new fatalities on Sunday.

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Majority of people being tested for COVID-19 in Toronto now waiting more than two days for results

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Hundreds of people wait in line for hours at a COVID assessment centre at Women’s College Hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Wednesday, September 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Most Toronto residents who are tested for COVID-19 are now waiting more than two days for the results, prompting Toronto Public Health to move one of the key indicators on its monitoring dashboard into the red for the first time in months.

Toronto Public Health tells CP24 that 77 per cent of residents were receiving test results within 48 hours as recently as Sept. 21 but that number has since dropped to 44 per cent amid reports of massive lines at assessment centres and an increasing processing backlog in the province’s labs.

As a result, Toronto Public Health has downgraded its laboratory testing indicator from yellow to red, suggesting that the area is “in need of attention.” It is the first time since the spring that one of the four key indicators tracked by Toronto Public Health have been in the red.

In fact, as recently as August all four indicators – lab capacity, virus spread and containment, health system capacity and public health system capacity – were in the green.

Toronto Public Health says that in order for laboratory testing to be moved out of the red, more than 70 per cent of tests will have to be turned around within 48 hours and more than half of them will have to be processed within 24 hours.

Currently, only about one in five people being tested for COVID-19 in Toronto get their test results in 24 hours or less.

The province’s testing backlog currently stands at 54,759 specimens.

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Ontario tops 1,000 new COVID-19 cases for the first time, seven more deaths

The province logged 1,042 new infections and seven new fatalities on Sunday.

THE NEW NIGERIAN DREAM, WHAT EVERY NIGERIAN WANTS AND NEEDS TO DO

IT IS TIME TO MAKE SURE THAT "THE LABOUR OF OUR HEROES PAST NEVER END IN VAIN"

KNOW YOUR HISTORY (ABA BAKASSI BOYS)

In the next couple of days, all of the culprits were apprehended and mobbed to death by the Ariaria people. This was how the Abia Vigilante Group aka "Aba Bakkassi" started.

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