Ontario reporting under 200 new coronavirus cases for fourth day in a row

Jun 17 2020, 7:41 am

The Province of Ontario confirms there have been 12 more COVID-19 related deaths and 190 new cases as of Wednesday morning, marking the fourth day in a row known cases are under 200.

The number is a slight increase from Tuesday’s 184 and Monday’s 181 cases but still a decrease from Sunday’s 197 and Saturday’s 266.

Monday’s cases marked the lowest number since March 28, when Ontario reported 151 cases.

The decrease in cases comes as Ontario allows most regions in the province to enter the next stage of reopening the economy — although Toronto is one of the areas not included yet.

Ontario has also officially extended its state of emergency and emergency orders until June 30.

According to the latest data, a total of 24, 205 coronavirus tests were completed from the previous day an increase from Tuesday’s 21,724 and Monday’s 21,751.

To date, a total of 1,071,429 have been tested across Ontario.

The province’s case total is now 32,744 but 84.9% of the cases have been resolved, with 27,784 patients recovered.

A total of 2,550 people have died from coronavirus in Ontario, and there are 21,635 cases currently under investigation.

According to the Ministry of Long-Term Care Daily Report says there have been 68 outbreaks reported in long-term care homes with 1,798 resident deaths. Around 16.4% of cases in all of Ontario come from residents at these facilities.

The province is no longer showing long-term care home updates through Public Health Ontario Daily Epidemiologic Summary (iPHIS).

Government of Ontario

On May 26, Ford said the province is investigating long-term care homes after reports from military members helping in long-term care homes show “heartbreaking and horrific” concerns.

The provincial government will also take over five more long-term care homes that Ford is “most concerned” about and will perform “rigorous inspections” of 13 more homes over the coming weeks.

Of the total cases, 14,796 are male and 17,677 are female, with 6,334 of cases age 60 years and older.

To date, there are 383 hospitalized, with 92 in ICU, and 65 patients 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, 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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