Ontario reports increase in new coronavirus cases on Sunday

Jun 28 2020, 7:33 am

The Province of Ontario confirmed six more COVID-19 related deaths and 178 new known cases of the illness on Sunday morning.

This is the third day in a row that numbers have increased, as 160 cases were reported on Saturday and Friday saw 111 new cases.

While these numbers are higher than most of the past week, they still remain under 200 daily.

On Thursday, the province reported 189 cases, which was more than Wednesday’s 163.

The last day of new cases over 200 was reported on Tuesday, with 216.

According to Minister of Health Christine Elliott, 28 of Ontario’s 34 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases, and 19 reported no cases at all.

With 28,633 tests processed yesterday, Ontario remains the leader in daily COVID-19 testing. In fact, we’ve now surpassed Alberta in cumulative tests per capita and lead every other province. Hospitalizations, ICU admissions and vented patients all continue to decline,” said Elliott on Sunday.

The province says there has been a total of 34,654 confirmed cases in Ontario to date.

Since the last report, there has also been an increase of 175 resolved cases.

Government of Ontario

On Saturday, the province extended its emergency orders until July 10, although it has removed certain restrictions for Stage 2 indoor sports and recreational fitness facilities.

Ontario has also extended its state of emergency until July 15 and is hopeful it will not need to be extended again.