Coronavirus Canada updates: Ontario reports fewest cases, deaths in months

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Coronavirus Canada updates: Ontario reports fewest cases, deaths in months
Coronavirus Canada updates: Ontario reports fewest cases, deaths in months

Ontario announced 111 new daily cases of COVID-19, the fewest it has reported since March 25. The news comes after health officials completed a record-high 30,780 tests in the province’s latest 24-hour stretch.

Of the recent cases, 45 involve people between the ages of 20-39, which is the most of any age group. The Greater Toronto Area is also home to 75 of the 111 new cases.

The news comes as Ontario’s active case count dropped below 2,000 for the first time since April 2.

Along with the recent patients, the Ministry of Health announced that 226 people have recovered from the virus since Thursday, for a total of 29,754. There have been 34,316 cases in Ontario throughout the pandemic.

Three more people have died, increasing the death toll to 2,644. It matches the same amount of deaths that were announced both June 22 and June 18, and is the fewest since March 30.

Of the province’s now 1,918 active cases of COVID-19, there are 256 people in hospital (down by 14), which includes 61 in intensive care (down by eight) and 41 who require a ventilator (down by six).

According to the Ministry of Long-Term Care, there remains 57 outbreaks in facilities across the province. One-hundred and eighty-seven residents are currently infected with COVID-19 (down by two), while there are 324 cases among staff (up by three). Four additional residents have died, increasing the death toll to 1,807. Seven staff members have also passed away after contracting the respiratory virus.

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