Coronavirus Canada updates: Ontario reports its most daily diagnoses this week, Canada reaches 75K cases

Coronavirus Canada Updates: Ottawa adds 127 new COVID-19 cases on Monday for more than 1,000 in past week
Coronavirus Canada Updates: Ottawa adds 127 new COVID-19 cases on Monday for more than 1,000 in past week

The Ministry of Health reported 391 new cases of COVID-19, marking the biggest daily spike Ontario has seen since the province recorded 477 new cases on May 8.

In the Ministry of Health’s latest 24-hour stretch, it administered 17,768 tests for COVID-19 — the third most it’s ever recorded — leading to a 2.2 per cent positive test rate.

On Friday, a “small glitch” was behind the province reporting 428 cases (instead of 341).

The latest update on Saturday increased Ontario’s case count to 22,313, and Canada’s to over 75,000.

Along with the new cases, the Ministry of Health reported 33 more COVID-19 related deaths, increasing Ontario’s death toll to 1,858. There are now 17,020 people who have recovered from the respiratory virus, an increase of 379 since Friday’s update, setting a recovery rate of 76.3 per cent.

Ontario saw a decrease of 11 in hospitalized patients, for a total of 975. That includes 180 people in intensive care (up one), while there remains 135 on ventilators.

Around Ontario, the dire COVID-19 situation in long-term care homes continues, with outbreaks among 186 facilities, according to the Ministry of Health.

There are 1,637 staff members currently infected with COVID-19 (a decrease of 10), while among residents there are 2,490 infected (an increase of 61) and 1,360 who have passed away (an increase of 40). Five staff members have also died after contracting the virus.

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