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Public Health Ontario reports 478 confirmed monkeypox cases, up from 449 last week

Public Health Ontario says there are now 478 confirmed cases of monkeypox in the province.

The agency's latest report on the illness says 75 per cent of cases were reported in Toronto.

Most cases are reported in men but three are among females.

The report on cases as of Monday represents an increase from the 449 confirmed cases in Ontario as of last Thursday.

Public health says 15 people have been hospitalized with monkeypox in Ontario and two people have been in intensive care.

There are also seven probable cases in the province.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 10, 2022.

The Canadian Press

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