Coronavirus Canada updates: Ontario continues to see positive signs in its COVID-19 fight

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Coronavirus Canada updates: Ontario continues to see positive signs in its COVID-19 fight
Coronavirus Canada updates: Ontario continues to see positive signs in its COVID-19 fight

Ontario is currently enjoying its best seven-day stretch since late March.

After announcing 190 new cases on Wednesday, its seven-day average for daily cases stands at 200, while its testing average is at a record-high 24,441.

It’s the best stretch since March 31, when the seven-day averages stood at 197 cases out of 4,178 tests for COVID-19.

Of the recently announced 190 cases, 139 of them are located in the Greater Toronto Area. The latest update increases Ontario’s total case count to 32,744. That includes 2,550 people who have passed away, an increase of 12 since Tuesday’s update. There are now 27,784 people who have recovered from the virus, which is up by 353.

Of its 2,410 active cases (the fewest since April 4), there are 383 people in hospital (down by 30), which includes 92 in intensive care (down by six) and 65 who require a ventilator (down by five).

According to the Ministry of Long-Term Care, there are 68 active outbreaks among LTCs. In those facilities, there are 381 active cares (down by 77) and 435 among staff (down by 36). Since the start of the pandemic, 1,798 residents have died (up by four) and seven staff members.

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