Coronavirus Canada updates: Ontario continues to see more recoveries than new cases, spike in young patients

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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

Ontario reported 163 new cases and 12 fatalities, increasing its totals to 34,016 and 2,631, respectively.

It marks the second smallest increase in daily cases since March 28, only behind the 161 cases the province reported on Monday. It’s only the ninth time in the last 11 days that the province has reported fewer than 200 daily cases.

The 163 new cases were identified after the province completed 23,207 tests for COVID-19.

Of the new patients, 58 of them were between 20-39 years old, the most of any age group. The Greater Toronto Area was home to 118 of the newly identified patients.

There are now 29,336 people who have recovered, up by 229 since Tuesday. Of the 2,049 active cases (the fewest since April 2), there are 278 people in hospital (down by ten), including 73 in intensive care (down by two) and 48 who require a ventialoor (down by six).

According to the Ministry of Long-Term Care, there are now 62 outbreaks in facilities across the province (down by one). Two-hundred and five residents are currently infected with COVID-19 (down by 23), while there are 368 cases among staff (up by 37). Two additional residents have died, increasing the death toll to 1,798. Seven staff members have also passed away after contracting the respiratory virus.

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