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Ontario logs 138 new cases of COVID-19, two deaths

There are now 18 active cases in the region, 1,839 in the province, and 27,509 nationwide

Ontario public health units reported 138 new cases of COVID-19 since Saturday, along with 183 recoveries, and two deaths, bringing the total number of active cases to 1,839. 

There were also 23,792 tests logged during that time, of the 1,527,114 conducted in the province to date. 

Of these active cases, 139 are currently hospitalized with the virus, including 39 in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), and 23 in the ICU on a ventilator. 

Among those active cases are 162 Long-Term Care (LTC) residents as well as 263 LTC staff, whose cases have been linked to 35 ongoing LTC home outbreaks. 

Since the pandemic began, 5,515 LTC residents and 2,321 LTC health care workers have recovered from the coronavirus, while 1,718 LTC residents and seven LTC health care workers have died from it. 

This data has contributed to a provincewide total of 35,794 cases since the pandemic began, of which 31,266 have presumably recovered, and 2,689 have died. 

Included in this total are the 342 cases confirmed in Northeastern Ontario to date, of which 312 have reportedly recovered, and 12 have died. A total of 89,586 tests have been conducted in the region, including 17,381 by Public Health Sudbury and Districts. 

The total number of COVID-19 cases, recoveries, and deaths reported by Northeastern Ontario health units are as follows:

  • Public Health Sudbury and Districts: 67 cases, 65 recoveries, two deaths
  • Northwestern Health Unit: 39 cases, 30 recoveries
  • Algoma Public Health: 24 cases, 24 recoveries
  • Timiskaming Health Unit: 18 cases, 18 recoveries
  • Porcupine Health Unit: 67 cases, 58 recoveries, 8 deaths
  • North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit: 35 cases, 29 recoveries, one death
  • Thunder Bay District Health Unit: 92 cases, 88 recoveries, one death 

Nationwide, there have been 105,522 confirmed and 12 presumptive cases of COVID-19 reported as of 12:38 p.m. on July 5, as well as 69,329 recoveries and 8,684 deaths.

Across the globe, there have been 11,125,245 cases and 528,204 deaths reported in 216 countries, areas, and territories, as of July 5 at 2:24 p.m. 

Keira Ferguson, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

About the Author: Keira Ferguson, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

A graduate of both Laurentian University and Cambrian College, Keira Ferguson is a Local Journalism Initiative reporter, funded by the Government of Canada, at
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