The Province of Ontario confirms there are 56 more COVID-19 related deaths, with 361 new cases, as of Tuesday morning. This is the largest number of new cases since Friday.
This is an increase in new cases for the second day in a row compared to Sunday’s 294 and Monday’s 308.
Saturday had 346 reported cases, and at the end of last week, there were 477 new cases in Ontario.
The province’s total is now 20,907 but 73.6% of the cases have been resolved, with 15,391 patients recovered.
A total of 1,725 people have died from coronavirus in Ontario, and there are 10,811 cases currently under investigation.
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According to the Public Health Ontario Daily Epidemiologic Summary (iPHIS), there are 249 outbreaks with 812 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 1,239 resident deaths.
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 11,957 tests completed from the previous day.
The Greater Toronto Area public health units account for more than half of the cases at 62.1%.
Of the total cases, 42% are male and 57.3% are female, with 43.1% of cases age 60 years and older.
To date, there are 1,025 hospitalized, with 192 in ICU, and 146 patients are on ventilators.
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.