Ontario is reporting fewer than 200 new COVID-19 cases today, for the first time since March 28.**
Today’s report from Public Health Ontario states there are 182 new lab-confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the province.
On Sunday, June 7, the province did report 192 new cases, but also included 223 cases that were delayed in being reported to public health, making the total for the day 415 newly reported cases.
Testing is still up in the province with 28,335 tests processed since yesterday’s report.
Recoveries also climbed with more reported resolved cases than new cases today. There were 302 additional recoveries noted.
But the province still continues to report new deaths attributed to COVID-19, with 11 new fatalities included in today’s epidemiological report. The latest victims were all over the age of 60, and seven people over the age of 80.
The Ministry of Long-Term Care has reported 1,776 deaths of long-term care residents, but Public Health Ontario has only reported 1,606 resident deaths to-date.
The province has confirmed a total of 31,726 cases of COVID-19 to-date, with 26,187 recoveries (82.5 per cent), and 2,489 deaths (7.9 per cent). There are currently 527 people hospitalized with COVID-19, including 114 in intensive care and 84 patients on ventilators.
According to the province’s report, there are 3,041 active cases of COVID-19 in Ontario.
The average case incidence rate in Ontario is 213 cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 people in the population.
There are 11 known active cases of the virus in Northern Ontario.
The Thunder Bay District Health Unit has the highest number of confirmed cases. The Porcupine Health Unit, which covers Timmins and the surrounding area, still has the highest rate of confirmed cases per 100,000 population.
Today's provincial report includes data from Jan. 15 to June 11 and includes the rate of confirmed cases per 100,000 population. Data included on resolved cases and last known confirmed is from each health unit's respective website. The breakdown for Northern Ontario health units is:
• Algoma Public Health: 22 cases, rate of 19.2 per 100,000 population. There is one active case, and 21 resolved cases.
• North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit: 27 cases, rate of 20.8 per 100,000 population. The health unit has reported 29 cases. Of those, 28 are resolved and there has been one death.
• Porcupine Health Unit: 65, rate of 77.9 per 100,000 population. The last confirmed case was May 10. Of the confirmed cases, 57 are resolved and seven people have died. There is still one known active case of the virus.
• Public Health Sudbury and Districts: 64 cases, rate of 32.2 per 100,000 population. The last positive test was reported May 14. Two people have died, and the rest of the known cases are resolved.
• Timiskaming Health Unit: 18 cases, rate of 55.1 per 100,000. The last positive tests were done April 28. All of the cases are resolved.
• Thunder Bay District Health Unit: 85 cases, rate of 56.7 per 100,000 population. There are 80 resolved cases and one person has died. There are four known active cases, two which are hospitalized.
• Northwestern Health Unit: 27 cases, rate of 30.8 per 100,000 population. There are 22 resolved cases, and 5 known active cases.
The Ontario rate of infection per 100,000 population is 213.4.
**The headline of an earlier version of this story used the word "new" instead of the word "known" when describing active Northern Ontario COVID-19 cases. That has been corrected.