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Ontario reports 326 new cases of COVID-19, 19 deaths

78 per cent of cases in the province are now reported recovered
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Public Health Ontario is reporting 326 new cases of COVID-19 today, which is an increase of 1.2 per cent to the total number of cases confirmed in the province to date. 

This week, the daily report from the province has ranged from 287 new cases (Tuesday) to 404 new cases (Monday). Last Sunday, the province reported 460 new cases of COVID-19.

Testing continues to be up with 17,014 tests completed since last report and 718,341 tests completed in the province to-date.

The province is also reporting about 78 per cent of all cases reported since the start of the pandemic are now considered recovered. 

There have been 27,859 cases confirmed in Ontario, and 21,810 are listed as recovered, which means 14 days have passed since the date of symptom onset and the individual is not currently hospitalized. 

There are 781 people hospitalized in the province, including 90 people on ventilators and 118 people in intensive care. 

There have also been 19 deaths since yesterday’s report from Public Health Ontario. Two more people between the ages of 40 and 59, seven people between the ages of 60 and 79, and 10 people over the age of 80 have died.

To date, at least 2,266 people (8.1 per cent) have died as a result of COVID-19, and the provincial public health agency reports 63 per cent (1,438 people) have been long-term care residents. The province has reported six deaths of long-term care workers. 

According to the Ministry of Long-Term Care, however, there have been 1,642 deaths of long-term care residents and seven staff deaths. Public Health Ontario typically lags behind the reporting of the ministry. 

Public health reports there are 187 active outbreaks at long-term care homes, 90 at retirement homes, and 47 active outbreaks at hospitals. 

There have been 5,035 cases confirmed in long-term care residents (some of which are now recovered), which is 18 per cent of all confirmed cases in Ontario. There have been 1,802 cases confirmed in health care workers employed at a facility in outbreak. The province reports a total of 4,705 cases in health care workers (17 per cent). 

Algoma Public Health is the latest in Northeastern Ontario to have resolved all cases of COVID-19 reported in its service area, bringing the total number of active cases in the region down to seven. Public Health Sudbury and Districts is another in the region with a clean bill of health, along with the Timiskaming Health Unit.

The total number of cases, presumed recoveries, and deaths reported by the region's health units are as follows:

  • Public Health Sudbury and Districts: 64 cases, 62 resolutions, two deaths
  • Northwestern Health Unit: 21 cases, 19 resolutions
  • Algoma Public Health: 21 cases, 21 resolutions
  • Timiskaming Health Unit: 18 cases, 18 resolutions
  • Porcupine Health Unit: 65 cases, 57 resolved, seven deaths
  • North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit: 27 cases, 23 resolutions, one death 
  • Thunder Bay District Health Unit: 81 cases, 79 resolutions, one death 



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