The Ontario government is extending its COVID-19 emergency orders until April 23 — and adding some new ones — as the provincial case count rises by 411 people to 6,648.
There have been 691 patients admitted to hospital with COVID-19. Of this number, 257 are in intensive care units, while 215 are on ventilators.
The government also reported on Saturday that 253 people have died of the virus in Ontario. A total of 2,858 people in the province have recovered, the province said.
According to CBC tallies, Ontario has seen 283 deaths.
At a news conference on Saturday afternoon, Dr. David Williams, Ontario’s chief medical officer of health, said there have been 79 outbreaks of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities and 109 deaths related to those outbreaks.
Since the end of January, 744 health-care workers have tested positive for COVID-19 in Ontario.