Coronavirus Canada updates: More staff than residents infected at Ontario LTCs

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Coronavirus Canada Update: Nova Scotia reported no new cases of COVID-19
Coronavirus Canada Update: Nova Scotia reported no new cases of COVID-19

There are now 66 active outbreaks among long-term care homes in Ontario, which is down by one since Thursday’s update, according to the the Ministry of Long-Term Care.

In those facilities, there are 320 active cases among residents (down by 19), and 371 among staff (down by 64). Since the start of the pandemic, 1,799 residents have died (up by two) along with seven staff members.

In its latest 24-hour stretch, Ontario identified 178 new cases of COVID-19, marking the sixth straight day that the province has recorded fewer than 200 daily cases.

The Ministry of Health was able to identify the new patients after completing 27,225 tests for COVID-19, the third most it’s performed in a 24-hour stretch. Of the 178 cases, 109 of them were identified in the Greater Toronto Area.

The recent update increases its total case count to 33,095. That includes 28,250 people who have recovered from the virus, an increase of 246 since Thursday’s update.

Eleven more people have died after contracting COVID-19, raising the death toll to 2,564.

Of the 2,281 active cases that remain (the fewest since April 3), there are 331 in hospital (down by 20 since Thursday), which includes 82 in intensive care (down by two) and 65 who require a ventilator (up by five).

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