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Ontario records more than 1,000 new daily COVID-19 cases for first time

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Ontario is reporting more than 1,000 new daily cases of COVID-19 for the first time today. 

The province recorded 1,042 new cases of the novel coronavirus over the past 24 hours, breaking the previous day’s single-day peak of 978 new positive cases.

It’s the first time the daily case count has topped the 1,000 mark since COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic back in March.

The province is also reporting seven new deaths related to the illness.

Provincial data shows 309 of the new diagnoses are in Toronto, 289 are in Peel, 117 in York Region, 80 in Ottawa and 52 in Durham. 

There are 278 people hospitalized in Ontario due to the virus, including 79 in intensive care. 

Ontario has  7,120 active cases in total.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 25, 2020.

Ontario has recorded more than1,000 new daily cases of COVID-19 for the first time today. 

The province reported 1,042 new cases over the past 24 hours, along with seven new deaths linked to the novel coronavirus.

It’s the first time the province has recorded such a high daily case tally since the beginning of the global pandemic in March. 

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Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona dies at 60

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Diego Maradona, the Argentine soccer great who was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity, has died. He was 60.

The office of Argentina’s president will decree three days of national mourning because of Maradona’s death on Wednesday, and the Argentine soccer association expressed its sorrow on Twitter.

Maradona died two weeks after being released from a Buenos Aires hospital following brain surgery.

Famed for the “Hand of God” goal in which he punched the ball into England’s net during the 1986 World Cup quarterfinals, Maradona captivated fans over a two-decade career with a bewitching style of play that was all his own.

Although his reputation was tarnished by his addictions and an ill-fated spell in charge of the national team, he remained idolized in soccer-mad Argentina as the “Pibe de Oro” or “Golden Boy.”

The No. 10 he wore on his jersey became synonymous with him, as it also had with Pele, the Brazilian great with whom Maradona was regularly paired as the best of all time.

Debora Rey, The Associated Press

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CP NewsAlert: Sasakamoose, Indigenous NHLer, dies at 86 after presumed COVID-19 case

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Fred Sasakamoose, one of the first Indigenous players in the NHL, has died after battling a presumed case of COVID-19.

He was 86.

Fred’s son, Neil, announced his death on Tuesday in a video posted on Facebook.

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The Canadian Press

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