Coronavirus Canada updates: Ontario reports its fewest daily cases in months, Canada’s surpasses 8,000 fatalities

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Coronavirus Canada Updates: 487 New COVID-19 Cases in Manitoba on Saturday; 10 Deaths
Coronavirus Canada Updates: 487 New COVID-19 Cases in Manitoba on Saturday; 10 Deaths

The Ministry of Health reported 182 new cases of COVID-19 in Ontario, the smallest increase to its total since March 28.

It’s also the sixth straight day that the province recorded less than 300 new daily cases, which it hadn’t done since late March.

The new patients were identified after health officials completed a record-high 28,335 tests for COVID-19.

Among its 31,726 total cases, 26,187 people who have recovered from the virus, an increase of 302 since Thursday’s update. Eleven more people have also passed away, raising the province’s death toll to 2,498, and Canada’s toll to over 8,000.

Of the province’s 3,041 active cases (the fewest since April 8), there are 527 people in hospital (down by 11), which includes 114 in intensive care (down by six) and 84 who require a ventilator (up by two).

According to the Ministry of Long-Term Care, there are 63 facilities that are currently experiencing outbreaks (down by two). Among those LTCs, there are 611 active cases among residents (down by 72) and 543 among staff (down by 47). Throughout the pandemic, 1,776 residents (up by four) and seven staff have died.

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