Coronavirus Canada updates: Ontario reports more new cases than recoveries

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Coronavirus Canada Udaptes: Ontario announces Stage 3 as cases continue to decline
Coronavirus Canada Udaptes: Ontario announces Stage 3 as cases continue to decline

Ontario health officials identified 178 new cases of COVID-19 in its latest 24-hour stretch, when it also reported that six people died and 175 people recovered.

Of the new cases, 133 of them are located in the Greater Toronto Area. There were 82 cases among people between the ages of 20-39 in Ontario, the most of any age group.

The province’s seven-day average for cases remains at 168, which is the lowest it’s been since March 29, when 3,418 tests were being performed. In its latest-seven day stretch, the province’s testing average is at a record high 25,959.

There have been 34,654 cases in Ontario throughout the pandemic, which includes 30,107 people who have recovered and 2,658 victims.

Of the province’s 1,889 active cases of COVID-19 (the fewest since April 1), there are 214 people in hospital (down 38 since Saturday), which includes 51 in intensive care (down by three) and 36 who require a ventilator (up by one).

According to the Ministry of Long-Term Care, there are 55 outbreaks in facilities across the province (down by two). One-hundred and eighty-three residents are currently infected with COVID-19 (up by two), while there are 320 cases among staff (up by five). Two additional residents have died, increasing the death toll in LTCs to 1,809. Seven staff members have also passed after contracting the virus throughout the pandemic.

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