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The province's confirmed number of COVID-19 cases rose to 588 Tuesday, a one-day increase of 85 cases, which is the largest since the pandemic began impacting Ontarians.

Travel was implicated in some of the cases, but the source of the COVID-19 infection was still under investigation for most of the new cases.

According to provincial public health numbers, there now have been seven deaths and eight resolved cases.

Provincial health officials have said increasing numbers of new cases in this period are expected, as so many Canadians return from overseas.

The fifth and sixth cases of COVID-19 recorded in Sudbury area are young men who had contact with others suffering from the virus.

Dr. Penny Sutcliffe, Sudbury & Districts Medical Officer of Health, reported the findings Wednesday.

About 57 per cent of all confirmed cases with ages listed involved people in their 40, 50s or 60s while about 24 per cent involved people in their 20s or 30s and 17 per cent involved elderly people in their 70s, 80s or 90s.

There are now no lab confirmed cases in Renfrew County, but the health unit is reminding residents social distancing will help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Take the COVID-19 self assessment online here. Four of the five new cases in the KFL&A region were transmitted through close contact.

One is a woman in her 40s who was assessed in Timmins. All of the cases have been recorded since March 21. Of those cases, it appears that there are a higher number of middle-aged people who have tested positive in Ontario, though the data is far from complete.

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