Coronavirus Canada updates: Ontario confirms 304 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday

Coronavirus Canada updates: Ontario recoveries continue to increase
Coronavirus Canada updates: Ontario recoveries continue to increase

Ontario has reported 304 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 22,957.

The latest number tracks with the increases recorded last week — all of which fell roughly between 300 and 350 new cases per day.

The Ontario health ministry is also reporting 23 more deaths as well as 38 more hospitalizations related to the virus. Using data from local public health units, CBC News has counted a total of 1,997 deaths in the province as of Monday afternoon.

Meanwhile, the number of tests carried out on Sunday dropped, with 9,155 completed, compared to more than 16,000 on Saturday.

Shops get ready for reopening

Ontario will enter its first stage of reopening on Tuesday, lifting restrictions on certain retailers and on the construction industry, as well as on some parts of the health-care system.

Retail stores outside of shopping malls with street entrances can begin reopening with physical distancing measures in place.

Also opening up: pet care services, such as grooming and training, and regular veterinary appointments.

The Ontario government is expected to announce on Tuesday when schools and child-care centres might be able to reopen.


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