Ontario reports more than 200 new coronavirus cases

Jun 23 2020, 7:48 am

The Province of Ontario has confirmed 10 more COVID-19 related deaths and 216 new cases as of Tuesday morning.

These numbers are an increase from Monday’s 161Sunday’s 175, and Saturday’s 206.

Monday’s new case numbers had marked the lowest daily case count since March 28, when Ontario reported 151 cases.

Health Minister Christine Elliot said that 78% of Tuesday’s cases come from Toronto, Peel, York and Windsor.

On a local level, 27 of Ontario’s 34 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases with 17 of them reporting no new cases.

She also noted that 29 of Ontario’s 34 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases, with 18 of them reporting no new cases at all.

According to the latest data, a total of 16,189 tests were completed from the previous day, a decrease from highs of over 20,000 daily tests the province had been able to reach.

To date, a total of 1,212,816 have been tested across Ontario.

But the overall downward trend of cases comes as Ontario allows 33 regions in the province to enter the next stage of reopening the economy, although Windsor-Essex has not been included yet.

On Monday, Premier Doug Ford announced that the City of Toronto and Peel Region could enter Stage 2 on Wednesday, June 24 at 12:01 am.

Ontario also plans to extend its state of emergency until July 15 — it is currently in effect until the end of the month.

On June 18, Ontario announced it’s launching a new coronavirus contact tracing app, as the province ramps up testing capacity.

Government of Ontario

The Province’s case total is now 33,853, and 86% of those cases have been resolved, with 29,107 patients reportedly recovered.

A total of 2,619 people have died from coronavirus in Ontario, and there are 16,418 cases currently under investigation.

According to the Ministry of Long-Term Care Daily Report, there have been 66 outbreaks reported in long-term care homes with 1,803 resident deaths. Around 15.9% of cases in all of Ontario come from residents at these facilities.

Government of Ontario

Of the total cases, 15,394 are male and 18,187 are female, with 6,513 of cases age 60 years and older.

To date, there are 288 hospitalized, which is an increase from the previous day but it remains “well below peak levels when there were more than 1,000 COVID-19 patients in hospital,” Elliot said. 

There are also 75 patients in ICU, and 54 on ventilators, a decrease from the previous day.

According to the Health Minister, a new custom case and contact management system is being built to better monitor virus spread in the Province.

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