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338 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Ontario today

There were 19 more deaths reported and 327 recoveries included in today's epidemiological report from Public Health Ontario
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Public Health Ontario has reported 338 new cases of COVID-19 today, which is an increase of 1.2 per cent in the total number of confirmed cases in the province to-date.

The province has also reported 19 deaths attributed to COVID-19 since yesterday’s update. The latest victims of the coronavirus include five people between the ages of 60 and 79 and 14 people over the age of 80.

Public Health Ontario has reported 2,312 deaths attributed to the coronavirus to date, which is eight per cent of the total number of confirmed cases in the province.

According to today’s epidemiological report, there are 327 more recoveries, bringing the total number of resolved cases to 22,811, which is 78.5 per cent of the confirmed cases to-date.

Public Health Ontario reports a case as “resolved” when 14 days have passed since the first date of symptom onset, and the patient is not currently hospitalized.

There are 791 people hospitalized in the province with COVID-19, including 127 patients in intensive care units and 92 patients on ventilators.

Since last report, 17,537 tests have been processed, bringing the province’s test total to 765,501.

Public Health Ontario reports there have been 29,047 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Ontario since the pandemic began.

The public health agency reports 5,172 of those cases have been long-term care residents and 1,472 of those residents have died.

The Ministry of Long-Term care, however, reports a higher number of resident deaths. Based on information provided by long-term care homes, the ministry report states 1,661 long-term care residents have died with COVID-19, and there are now 986 active cases of COVID-19 in residents and 866 active cases of COVID-19 in staff. The ministry reports seven long-term care staff have died.

Yesterday the provincial government extended its emergency orders to June 30.

Current emergency orders include allowing frontline care providers to redeploy staff where they are needed most, enabling public health units to redeploy or hire staff to support case management and contact tracing, limiting long-term care and retirement home staff to working at one home, and preventing unfair pricing of necessary goods.

There have now been 480 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the Simcoe-Muskoka region, and 397 people are reported recovered. Thirty-six people have died from the coronavirus, including 23 residents of two long-term care homes – Bradford Valley Care Community and Owen Hill Care Community.

There are eight people hospitalized in the region, and seven of those patients hospitalized are from Simcoe County.

The incidence rate (including lab-confirmed cases only) for Simcoe County is 86.7 cases per 100,000 people. The provincial average is 195.4 cases per 100,000 population.

The case breakdown by municipality, according to the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, is as follows:

  • Barrie (155 cases, 128 recoveries, 14 deaths)
  • Bradford West Gwillimbury (100 cases, 80 recoveries, 12 deaths, one in hospital)
  • New Tecumseth (50 cases, 43 recoveries, two in hospital, one death)
  • Innisfil (38 cases, 31 recoveries, two in hospital)
  • Orillia (17 cases, 13 recoveries, two deaths, one in hospital)
  • Collingwood (15 cases, all recovered)
  • Wasaga Beach (13 cases, 12 recoveries, one death)
  • Clearview (seven cases, six recoveries, one death)
  • Springwater (nine cases, seven recoveries, one death)
  • Midland (six cases, all recovered)
  • Oro-Medonte (six cases, three recoveries, two deaths)
  • Adjala-Tosorontio (seven cases, all recovered)
  • Essa (13 cases, nine recoveries, one death)
  • Ramara (seven cases, all recovered)
  • Tiny (three cases, all recovered)
  • Tay (five cases, four recoveries, one in hospital)
  • Penetanguishene (four cases, three recovered)
  • Severn (six cases, three recovered)

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