Coronavirus Canada updates: Ontario reports more than 500 new cases of COVID-19

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Coronavirus Canada Updates: 4 new COVID-19 outbreaks declared in Hamilton
Coronavirus Canada Updates: 4 new COVID-19 outbreaks declared in Hamilton

Ontario has a total of 15,381 cases of COVID-19 in the province, with 6,417 not yet resolved. The province had been reporting a downward trend in cases since April 24, but with 525 new cases reported on Tuesday, it appears cases have spiked again.

The province also reported 59 more deaths since its last update, bringing the total number of deceased to 951. It is the highest single-day number of fatalities in Ontario since it began tracking COVID-19 deaths at the end of January.

Four more outbreaks in long-term care facilities have been identified, bringing the total of outbreaks reported by the Ministry of Long-Term Care to 154. The Ministry has also reported 34 deaths, making up more than half of the COVID-19-related deaths reported Tuesday. There have been a total of 705 deaths of residents of long-term care facilities, and a total of 2,491 cases. Less than five staff members have died due to COVID-19, and 1,205 cases of infection have been reported.

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