Coronavirus Canada updates: Ontario completes record-high testing, no recent deaths in LTCs

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Coronavirus Canada updates: Three new outbreaks, 8 additional cases of COVID-19 in Waterloo Region
Coronavirus Canada updates: Three new outbreaks, 8 additional cases of COVID-19 in Waterloo Region

Ontario health officials completed a record-high 33,492 tests for COVID-19 in its latest-24 hour stretch.

They were able to identify 160 new cases of COVID-19, which includes 106 in the Greater Toronto Area. There were 72 cases among people between the ages of 20-39 in Ontario, the most of any age group.

The province’s seven-day average for cases is now 168, which is the lowest it’s been since March 29, when 3,418 tests were being performed. In its latest-seven day stretch, the province’s testing average is at a record high 25,212.

The news comes as Ontario’s active case count dropped to 1,892, the lowest since April 1.

Along with the recent patients, the Ministry of Health announced that 178 people have recovered from the virus since Friday, for a total of 29,932. There have been 34,476 cases in Ontario throughout the pandemic.

Eight more people have died, increasing the death toll to 2,652. Of the province’s 1,892 active cases of COVID-19, there are 252 people in hospital (down by four since Friday), which includes 54 in intensive care (down by seven) and 35 who require a ventilator (down by six).

According to the Ministry of Long-Term Care, there remains 57 outbreaks in facilities across the province. One-hundred and eighty-one residents are currently infected with COVID-19 (down by six), while there are 315 cases among staff (down by nine). No additional residents or staff have died, as the death tolls remain at 1,807 and seven, respectively.

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