Ontario reports lowest new coronavirus cases since late March

Jun 15 2020, 2:45 pm

The Province of Ontario confirms there have been eight more COVID-19 related deaths and 181 new cases as of Monday morning.

This marks the lowest number since March 28, when Ontario reported 151 cases.

The number of new cases is a decrease from Sunday’s 197 and Saturday’s 266.

The decrease in cases comes as Ontario allows most regions in the province to enter the next stage of reopening the economy on June 12 — although Toronto is one of the regions not included yet.

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

According to the latest data, a total of 21,751 coronavirus tests were completed from the previous day.

Premier Doug Ford wanted the province to test 16,000 people daily starting on May 6. Testing has been consistently fluctuating around this goal.

To date, a total of 1,025, 500 have been tested across Ontario.

The province’s total is now 32,370, but 84.1% of the cases have been resolved, with 27,213 patients recovered.

A total of 2,527 people have died from coronavirus in Ontario, and there are 18,258 cases currently under investigation.

According to the Ministry of Long-Term Care Daily Report says there have been 69 outbreaks reported in long-term care homes with 1,792 resident deaths. Around 16.6% 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, 14,617 are male and 17,491 are female, with 6,294 of cases age 60 years and older.

To date, there are 419 hospitalized, with 104 in ICU, and 69 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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