Coronavirus Canada updates: Nationwide case count surpasses 100,000 with Ontario’s latest update

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With Ontario reporting 173 cases of COVID-19, it pushes Canada’s total case count past 100,000.

Among those patients are 62,237 people who have recovered from the respiratory virus, after Ontario’s Ministry of Health reported that an additional 220 cases have been resolved.

Three more COVID-19 patients have died in Ontario since Wednesday, which is the smallest increase in fatalities the province has recorded since March 30. It also increases the nationwide death toll to 8,257.

Of the 173 new cases reported by Ontario, 114 of them were identified in the Greater Toronto Area.

It marks the fifth straight day that the province has recorded less than 200 cases of COVID-19. According to Ontario’s Minister of Health Christine Elliott, 26 of the province’s 34 public health units reported five or fewer cases; 16 of them had no new patients at all.

The province was able to identify the latest cases by completing 25,278 tests for COVID-19, which marks the eight straight day that it’s surpassed 20,000 tests.

Among the province’s 2,360 active cases of COVID-19 — the fewest since April 4 — there are 351 people in hospital (down by 32 since Wednesday), which includes 84 people in ICU (down by eight) and 60 who require a ventilator (down by five).

According to the Ministry of Long-Term Care, there are 67 active outbreaks among LTCs (down by one). In those facilities, there are 339 active cases among residents (down by 42), while there remains 435 among staff. Since the start of the pandemic, 1,797 residents have died and seven staff members.

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