Ontario's new coronavirus cases continues to trend downward

Jun 22 2020, 7:43 am

The Province of Ontario has confirmed three more COVID-19 related deaths and 161 new cases as of Monday morning.

The new case numbers marked the lowest daily case count since March 28, when Ontario reported 151 cases.

Monday’s numbers are a decrease from Sunday’s 175 and Saturday’s 206.

As cases continue to trend downward, Health Minister Christine Elliot said that for the eighth time in the last nine days, Ontario has reported fewer than 200 cases.

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

“Over the past two days, we’ve identified 62 new cases in Windsor-Essex, the result of expanded testing as we enhance our offers to resolve workplace outbreaks,” Elliot said.

According to the latest data, a total of 21,900 tests were completed from the previous day.

To date, a total of 1,196,627 have been tested across Ontario.

The decrease in cases comes as Ontario allows 31 regions in the province to enter the next stage of reopening the economy, although Toronto, Peel, and Windsor-Essex have not been included yet.

But, Premier Doug Ford is expected to make an announcement today on whether Toronto can enter Stage 2 this week.

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 33,637, but 86% of the cases have been resolved, with 28,933 patients recovered.

A total of 2,609 people have died from coronavirus in Ontario, and there are 10,027 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.

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Of the total cases, 15,275 are male and 18,088 are female, with 6,479 of cases age 60 years and older.

To date, there are 265 hospitalized, with 76 in ICU, and 58 patients 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.

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