Coronavirus Canada updates: Ontario just over 2,000 active cases

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Coronavirus Canada Update: COVID-19 cases surpass 700 in Gatineau and the Outaouais
Coronavirus Canada Update: COVID-19 cases surpass 700 in Gatineau and the Outaouais

Ontario reported 189 new cases of COVID-19, 10 related fatalities, and 192 recoveries in its latest 24-hour stretch.

Of its 34,205 cases throughout the pandemic, there are now 2,036 active patients that remain, the fewest since April 2. Ontario hit its peak April 25 with 5,675 active cases.

It’s also the seventeenth consecutive day that the province has seen its active cases decrease, with 29,528 recovered patients and 2,641 victims in Ontario.

The 189 new cases were identified after the province completed 27,511 tests for COVID-19.

Of the new patients, 70 of them were between 20-39 years old, the most of any age group. The Greater Toronto Area was home to 113 of the newly identified cases.

Of its patients, there are 270 in hospital (down by eight since Wednesday), which includes 69 people in intensive care (down by four) and 47 who require a ventilator (down by one).

According to the Ministry of Long-Term Care, there are now 57 outbreaks in facilities across the province (down by five). One-hundred and eighty-nine residents are currently infected with COVID-19 (down by 16), while there are 321 cases among staff (up by 47). Five additional residents have died, increasing the death toll to 1,803. Seven staff members have also passed away after contracting the respiratory virus.

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