Coronavirus Canada updates: Ontario reports lowest amount of cases in over 3 weeks

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The Ministry of Health recorded 347 new cases of COVID-19 in their latest 24-hour stretch, marking the smallest increase in reported diagnoses since April 6.

It’s also the first time Ontario recorded less than 400 cases since April 7. Along with the new patients, 45 more fatalities were reported, raising the death toll to 996. They are among Ontario’s 15,728 total cases. The province’s recovery rate stands at 61.1 per cent, with 9,612 resolved cases, an increase of 648 since yesterday’s update.

There are 977 people in hospital (an increase of 20), including 252 in intensive care (increase of four), while 186 patients are on ventilators (a decrease of one).

As of their last update, the Ministry of Health has completed 264,594 tests for COVID-19, while 9,530 people remain under investigation.

The dire COVID-19 situation in long-term care homes continues, with the Ministry of Long-Term Care announcing four new outbreaks in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 159. There has been a spike in infections, with 2,632 residents diagnosed with COVID-19 (an increase of 132) and 1,361 staff members (an increase of 156). There are now 775 deaths among residents, an increase of 70.

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