Ontario reporting fewer than 200 new coronavirus cases once again

Jun 25 2020, 7:41 am

The Province of Ontario has confirmed 10 more COVID-19 related deaths and 189 new cases as of Thursday morning.

These numbers are an increase from Wednesday’s 163, but a decrease from Tuesday’s 216.

The update hovers over Monday’s 161, which marked the lowest daily case count since March 28, when Ontario reported 151 cases.

On Thursday, Health Minister Christine Elliot said the update showed a 0.6% increase and that locally, 27 of Ontario’s 34 public health units were reporting five or fewer cases. Ten of those were reporting no new cases at all.

“We continue to see a persistent decline in the number of active cases,” Elliot said.

According to the latest data, a total of 27,511 tests were completed from the previous day — an increase from both Wednesday’s 23,207 and Tuesday’s 16,189.

To date, a total of 1,263,534 have been tested across Ontario.

The overall downward trend of cases comes as Ontario allows all 34 regions in the province to enter Stage 2 of reopening the economy, however, two cities are still not permitted in Windsor-Essex.

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

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

The Province’s case total is now 34,205, with 86.3% of those cases resolved and 29,528 patients reportedly recovered.

A total of 2,641 people have died from coronavirus in Ontario, and there are 24,607 cases currently under investigation.

According to the Ministry of Long-Term Care Daily Report, there have been 315 outbreaks reported in long-term care homes with 1,803 resident deaths. Around 16% of cases in all of Ontario come from residents at these facilities.

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Of the total cases, 15,546 are male and 1,385 are female, with 12,405 cases age 60 years and older.

To date, there are 270 hospitalized — eight less than Wednesday — and 69 patients in the ICU, with 47 on ventilators.

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