For the first time since late March, Ontario has identified under 300 cases for four consecutive days.
On Wednesday, the Ministry of Health reported 251 new patients after completing 19,941 tests for COVID-19.
On Sunday, the province announced 415 confirmed cases of COVID-19, but that 223 of them “were impacted by a laboratory-to-public health reporting delay.” That means 192 cases were identified in that 24-hour stretch, the fewest since March 28.
Of the province’s now 31,341 cases, there are 25,380 patients who have recovered from the respiratory virus. Ontario’s death toll stands at 2,475, after 11 more fatalities were reported since Tuesday’s update.
Of the 3,486 active cases, there are 580 people in hospital (down by 20), which includes 118 in intensive care (up by two) and 86 on ventilators (down by two).
In Toronto, the province’s epicentre, 121 new COVID-19 infections were identified in the latest 24-hour stretch, in which 403 patients also recovered. In total, there have been 12,949 cases in the city with 10,310 recoveries and 956 deaths.
According to the Ministry of Long-Term Care, there are 68 facilities that are currently experiencing outbreaks. Among those LTCs, there are 777 active cases among residents and 630 among staff. Throughout the pandemic, 1,766 residents and seven staff have died.