35 more deaths, 308 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Ontario

May 11 2020, 2:45 pm

The Province of Ontario confirms there are 35 more COVID-19 related deaths, with 308 new cases, as of Monday morning.

This is an increase in new cases compared to Sunday’s 294 but is lower than Saturday’s 346.

The province’s total is now 20,546 but 73.6% of the cases have been resolved, with 15,131 patients recovered.

A total of 1,669 people have died from coronavirus in Ontario, and there are 9,018 cases currently under investigation.

According to the Public Health Ontario Daily Epidemiologic Summary (iPHIS), there are 245 outbreaks with 796 resident deaths.

However, the Ministry of Long-Term Care Daily Report, there have been 174 outbreaks reported in long-term care homes. And, they report 1,235 resident deaths.

Government of Ontario

According to Dr. Barbara Yaffe, Ontario relies on local public health units to report on the coronavirus, both in the community and in long-term care homes, through iPHIS, in which there is a delay in the data being received.

At the same time, the Ministry of Long-Term Care has started collecting information about coronavirus in long-term care homes through its network of inspectors.

There were 13,970 tests completed from the previous day.

The Greater Toronto Area public health units account for more than half of the cases at 61.8%.

Of the total cases, 41.9% are male and 57.3% are female, with 43.1% of cases age 60 years and older.

To date, there are 1,027 hospitalized, with 194 in ICU, and 147 patients are on ventilators.

Government of Ontario

The daily summary is based on data reported by the 34 public health units across Ontario and recorded in the province’s integrated Public Health Information System (iPHIS), according to the Ontario government.

iPHIS is the Ministry of Health’s disease reporting system where data is regularly updated, and where each daily summary is pulled at 4 pm the previous day.

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