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Province reporting 153 new COVID cases today, four more deaths

A little over 15 per cent of all cases — or 5,488 — are residents of long-term care homes
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The province is reporting 153 new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the total to 35,370 in Ontario.

This represents an increase of 0.4 per cent since the last report. 

There have also been four more deaths attributed to coronavirus since the last provincial report. 

Of the total number of cases, 30,730 have been resolved, which accounts for 86.9 per cent. This includes 204 recoveries since the last report. 

A little over 15 per cent of all cases — or 5,488 — are residents of long-term care homes. 

Additionally, there are 2,290 cases found among health-care workers associated with outbreaks in long-term care facilities. This represents 6.5 per cent of all cases. 

There have now been 2,680 deaths attributed to the virus. Of those, 1,712 have been in long-term care facilities, representing almost two-thirds of all fatalities. Six health-care workers in those facilities have also died from the coronavirus. 

Across Ontario, more than 1.45 million tests have been completed, including 24,322 on Wednesday. There are currently 13,922 cases under investigation. 

There are 119 people hospitalized due to COVID-19, including 40 patients currently in intensive care, with 26 of those on a ventilator. However, provincial officials say the number of hospitalizations is likely low as many hospitals did not report information for June 30. Those numbers are expected to rise on Friday. 

Here in Greater Sudbury, there have been 67 confirmed cases, but 66 of those cases are classified as "resolved," meaning there's only one active case locally. The last confirmed COVID-19 case in this area was on June 22. There have been two confirmed COVID-19 deaths in this area.


Raymond Bowe

About the Author: Raymond Bowe

Raymond is an award-winning journalist who has been reporting from Simcoe County since 2000
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