Ontario reports more than 200 coronavirus cases for the first time in almost a week

Jun 29 2020, 7:37 am

The Province of Ontario confirmed seven more COVID-19 related deaths and 257 new known cases of the illness on Monday morning.

This is the fourth day in a row that these numbers have increased and the first time in almost a week cases are over 200 — Tuesday, June 23 saw 216.

Friday saw the lowest new cases at 111 in over three months.

According to Minister of Health Christine Elliott, after extensive testing over the weekend of temporary workers in Southwestern Ontario, the province is reporting 177 new cases in Windsor-Essex, with another 80 new cases across the rest of the province.

There were over 27,000 tests processed from the previous day.

“Following some initial challenges with testing in the agriculture and agri-food sectors, these numbers reflect the implementation of our three-point plan to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 on farms,” Elliot said. 

The province says there has been a total of 34,911 confirmed cases in Ontario to date, with 30,196 resolved.

Since the last report, there has also been 89 resolved cases.

To date, there have been 2,665 deaths.

In long-term care homes, there have been 5,468 reported cases with 1,706 deaths among residents.

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.