Coronavirus Canada updates: Ontario gets back on track with testing, below 400-case benchmark

Two COVID-19 deaths, 189 new cases reported in Saskatchewan
Two COVID-19 deaths, 189 new cases reported in Saskatchewan

The Ministry of Health reported 338 new cases of COVID-19, increasing Ontario’s total to 29,047.

It marks a slight decrease compared to the last two days, when the province recorded at least 400 cases. Before that two-day stretch, Ontario had stayed below the 400-case benchmark on six straight occasions.

The 338 new patients were identified after 17,537 tests were completed. Before Wednesday, the province had not hit its goal of 16,000 tests for two straight days.

Nineteen more people have died after contracting the respiratory virus since Tuesday’s report, increasing the death toll to 2,312.

Among the province’s total cases are 22,811 people who have recovered, an increase of 327 since Tuesday. Of its 3,924 active cases, there are 791 people in hospital (down by 10), which includes 127 in intensive care (up by two) and 92 people on ventilators (up by five).

According to the Ministry of Long-Term Care, there are 94 outbreaks in facilities across the province (down by 11), where there are 986 active cases among residents (down by 95) and 866 among staff (down by 59). Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 1,661 residents (up by nine) and seven staff who have passed away after contracting COVID-19.


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