The Province of Ontario confirms there have been 11 more COVID-19 related deaths and 178 new cases as of Friday morning.
Friday’s numbers are a slight increase from Thursday’s 173, but still a decrease from Wednesday’s 190, Tuesday’s 184, Monday’s 181, and Sunday’s 197, making it the sixth day in a row known cases are under 200.
Thursday’s numbers marked the lowest daily case count since March 28, when Ontario reported 151 cases.
The decrease in cases comes as Ontario allows 31 regions in the province to enter the next stage of reopening the economy, although Toronto is one of the areas not included yet.
Ontario also plans to extend its state of emergency until July 15 — it is currently in effect until June 30.
According to the latest data, a total of 27, 225 tests were completed from the previous day, which is an increase from Thursday’s 25,278, Wednesday’s 24,205, Tuesday’s 21,724 and Monday’s 21,751.
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To date, a total of 1,123,932 have been tested across Ontario.
On Thursday, 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 33,095 but 85.4% of the cases have been resolved, with 28,250 patients recovered.
A total of 2,564 people have died from coronavirus in Ontario, and there are 21, 479 cases currently under investigation.
According to the Ministry of Long-Term Care Daily Report says there have been 66 outbreaks reported in long-term care homes with 1,799 resident deaths. Around 16.3% 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).
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, 14,984 are male and 17,838 are female, with 6,400 of cases age 60 years and older.
To date, there are 331 hospitalized, with 82 in ICU, and 65 patients on ventilators.
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.