Ontario reports a slight decline in new coronavirus cases

May 13 2020, 2:45 pm

The Province of Ontario confirms there are 40 more COVID-19 related deaths, with 329 new cases, as of Wednesday morning.

This is an slight decline in new cases, after Tuesday’s 361, which was the biggest jump in three days.

Sunday reported the lowest cases in six weeks at 294 and Monday saw 308 new patients contract the virus.

The province’s total is now 21, 236 but 74.6% of the cases have been resolved, with 15,845 patients recovered.

A total of 1,765 people have died from coronavirus in Ontario, and there are 13,395 cases currently under investigation.

According to the Public Health Ontario Daily Epidemiologic Summary (iPHIS), there are 256 outbreaks with 814 resident deaths.

However, the Ministry of Long-Term Care Daily Report, there have been 180 outbreaks reported in long-term care homes. And, they report 1,269 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 15,137 tests completed from the previous day. To date a total 475, 058 have been tested across Ontario.

The Greater Toronto Area public health units account for more than half of the cases at 62.4%.

Of the total cases, 42% are male and 57.2% are female, with 43% of cases age 60 years and older.

To date, there are 1,018 hospitalized, with 189 in ICU, and 144 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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