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TORONTO – Ontario health officials are reporting more than 900 new cases of COVID-19, marking the highest number of cases in months.

The province confirmed 944 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Saturday, after authorities recorded 807 cases on Friday and 865 cases on Thursday.

The last time the province reported more than 944 new cases in a single day was May 30, when authorities recorded 1,033 new cases.

Ontario’s seven-day moving average now stands at 747, up from 686 at this point last week. The province’s seven-day average has been rising for weeks now.

The province recorded nine new deaths on Saturday, bringing the total number of deaths in the province to 9,539.

Five of the nine deaths reported today occurred more than two months ago, the health ministry said. Deaths are reported as part of data catch-up.

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