Coronavirus Canada updates: Ontario sees biggest increase in COVID-19 cases

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Coronavirus Canada updates: Ontario sees biggest increase in COVID-19 cases
Coronavirus Canada updates: Ontario sees biggest increase in COVID-19 cases

The Ministry of Health has reported 568 more cases in Ontario over its latest 24-hour stretch, marking the biggest increase in reported diagnoses.

The update brings Ontario’s case count to 10,578. Among those cases are 553 deaths, after the Ministry of Health also announced 39 more fatalities since yesterday. The recovery rate now stands at 49.2 per cent, with 5,209 cases being marked as resolved, an increase of 334.

There are 809 patients in hospital, including 247 in intensive care and 196 on ventilators.

The Ministry of Health’s statistics, released at 10:30 a.m., are current as of 4 p.m. the evening before. As of their last update, health officials in Ontario have tested 156,097 people, while 5,736 people remain under investigation for the respiratory virus.

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