Ontario continues to report under 200 new coronavirus cases

Jun 16 2020, 2:45 pm

The Province of Ontario confirms there have been 11 more COVID-19 related deaths and 184 new cases as of Tuesday morning, marking the third day in a row known cases are under 200.

The number is a slight increase from Monday’s 181 cases but still a decrease from Sunday’s 197 and Saturday’s 266.

Monday’s cases marked the lowest number since March 28, when Ontario reported 151 cases.

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

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

According to the latest data, a total of 21,724 coronavirus tests were complete from the previous day — a small dip from the 21,751 reported on Monday.

To date, a total of 1,047,224 have been tested across Ontario.

The province’s case total is now 32,554 but 84.3% of the cases have been resolved, with 27,431 patients recovered.

A total of 2,538 people have died from coronavirus in Ontario, and there are 17,920 cases currently under investigation.

According to the Ministry of Long-Term Care Daily Report says there have been 67 outbreaks reported in long-term care homes with 1,794 resident deaths. Around 16.5% 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, 14,710 are male and 17,582 are female, with 6,312 of cases age 60 years and older.

To date, there are 413 hospitalized, with 98 in ICU, and 70 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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