Coronavirus Canada updates: Ontario sees increase in hospitalizations, reports 8,000 recoveries

Coronavirus Canada Updates: Manitoba ends record-breaking streak with 75 new COVID-19 cases
Coronavirus Canada Updates: Manitoba ends record-breaking streak with 75 new COVID-19 cases

The Ministry of Health recorded 437 new cases of COVID-19 in Ontario, raising the province’s total to 14,432.

There are now 835 fatalities, an increase of 24 since Saturday, to go along with 8,000 people who have recovered from the respiratory disease. Health officials resolved 491 cases in their latest 24-hour stretch, setting a recovery rate of 55.4 per cent in Ontario.

There are now 938 people in hospital (an increase of 13), including 252 in intensive care (increase of seven) and still 195 patients on ventilators. The last time Ontario saw a decrease in the number of hospitalizations was April 20. The amount of patients in ICU and on ventilators decreased most recently on April 23.

As of their last update, health officials in Ontario have administered 229,638 tests for COVID-19, while 7,417 people remain under investigation.

The Ministry of Health’s statistics are current as of 4 p.m., and are compiled through the province’s Integrated Public Health Information System (iPHIS), which is reliant on local public health units inputting statistics. The system has faced scrutiny for under-reporting Ontario’s numbers; their statistics on LTCs also differ from the Ministry of Long-Term Care.

The Ministry of Long-Term Care’s statistics, released at 10:30 a.m., are current as of 3:30 p.m. the evening before. Their statistics are compiled through immediate contact with long-term care facilities across the province.

The dire COVID-19 situation in long-term care homes continues, with the Ministry of Long-Term Care announcing two new outbreaks in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 147. There has been a spike in infections, with 2,520 residents diagnosed with COVID-19 (an increase of 65) and 1,161 staff members (an increase of 41). There are now 654 deaths among residents, an increase of 29.

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