Coronavirus Canada updates: Less than 1,000 COVID-19 patients in hospital in Ontario

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Coronavirus Canada updates: Ontario reports 14 new deaths in the province
Coronavirus Canada updates: Ontario reports 14 new deaths in the province

The province reported 370 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing its total to 17,923 cases. The death toll has risen to 1,300 after 84 more deaths were reported.

Meanwhile, 12,505 people have recovered, which is 69.8 per cent of cases. Monday’s report marks a 2.1 per cent increase in cases.

Ontario has 984 patients (down by 26) hospitalized due to COVID-19, with 225 patients in an intensive care unit (down by seven) and 175 patients in ICUs on a ventilator (up by one).

The province has completed 342,060 tests so far for the virus. This is up 14,555 tests from the previous day — the highest number of tests completed in a 24-hour period. The Ontario government said it had a target of 14,000 daily tests by the end of April and 16,000 tests by May 6.

According to the Ministry of Long-Term Care, there have been 972 deaths reported among residents and patients in long-term care homes across Ontario, which is up by 18 deaths, and there are 175 outbreaks.

The ministry also indicated there are 2,751 confirmed cases among long-term care residents and 1,619 cases among staff.

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