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446 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Ontario this morning

There have been 17 more deaths reported today, including two people under the age of 40
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Public Health Ontario is reporting 446 new cases of COVID-19 this morning, which is an increase of 1.6 per cent in the total number of cases confirmed in the province to-date.

Last week (May 25-31), the daily increase in cases ranged from 292 to 404, with the average number of tests processed around 15,000 per day.

Today, the province reported there have been 15,244 tests processed in a 24-hour period.

The daily report from the province’s public health agency includes another 17 deaths attributed to the virus. The most recent victims of the coronavirus include two people between the ages of 20 and 39, three people between the ages of 60 and 79, and 12 people over the age of 80.

Public Health Ontario has reported 2,293 deaths attributed to the coronavirus to-date, including 1,465 long-term care residents.

According to the Ministry of Long-Term Care, however, 1,652 long-term care home residents have died from the coronavirus.

The ministry reports there are 105 long-term care homes with an ongoing outbreak and another 191 homes with resolved outbreaks. According to the ministry there are 1,081 active cases of positive residents and 925 active cases of positive staff.

There are now 801 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Ontario, including 125 people in intensive care and 87 patients on ventilators.

Since the start of the pandemic, the province has confirmed 28,709 cases of COVID-19, and is reporting 78 per cent of those cases (22,484) as recovered. Cases are reported as recovered once 14 days has passed since the date of symptom onset and provided the patient is not hospitalized.

In Ontario to-date, 1,551 cases of COVID-19 (5.4 per cent) are attributed to a travel history, and 5,760 cases (20 per cent) are listed as having no known epidemiological link, which is also called community-acquired.

There have been 17,624 cases (61.4 per cent) related to an outbreak or identified as a close contact of a previously confirmed case.

The remaining 13 per cent of cases (3,774) are listed as unknown transmission.

Public Health Sudbury and Districts have confirmed 64 cases in the Sudbury and Manitoulin districts since the pandemic began, of which 62 have presumably recovered and two have died. 

According to a report by the Porcupine Health Unit, the numbers across the north as of May 29 were:

  • Algoma Public Health - 21 confirmed cases, which is an increase of one from the last report, and no deaths. The tests per 100,000 population are 6,095.9, with 0.3 per cent being positive.

  • North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit - 27 confirmed cases, which is an increase of two from the last report, and one death. The case fatality rate is 3.7 per cent. The tests per 100,000 are 5,053.9, with .4 per cent being positive.

  • Northwestern Health Unit - 21 confirmed cases, which is the same as the last report, and no deaths. The tests per 100,000 are 4,731.2, with 0.5 per cent being positive.

  • Porcupine Health Unit - 65 positive, which is the same as the last report. There had been seven deaths, which is an increase of one from the last report. The fatality rate is 10.8 per cent. The tests per 100,000 population are 5,986.9, with 1.3 per cent being positive.

  • Public Health Sudbury and Districts - 64 confirmed cases, which is the same as the last report. There have been two deaths, with the fatality rate being 3.1 per cent. The tests per 100,000 population is 5,102.8, with 0.7 per cent being positive.

  • Thunder Bay District Health Unit, 81 confirmed cases, which is the same as the last report. One person has died, making the fatality rate 1.2 per cent. The tests per 100,000 population are 6,281.3, with 0.6 per cent being positive.

  • Timiskaming Health Unit, 18 confirmed cases and no deaths. The testing per 100,000 population is 6,324.5 with 0.9 per cent being positive.

When the report was completed, there were 297 cases confirmed in all of Northeastern Ontario, which is three more than the May 25 report. There have been 11 deaths, with the fatality rate being 3.7 per cent. The testing per 100,000 population is 5,725.1, with 0.7 per cent being positive.

The full report is available here.

*With files from Timmins Today. 




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