Coronavirus Canada updates: Ontario sees lowest amount of people in ICU in a month

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Coronavirus Canada updates: Ontario sees lowest amount of people in ICU in a month
Coronavirus Canada updates: Ontario sees lowest amount of people in ICU in a month

The Ministry of Health recorded 412 new cases of COVID-19 and 68 more fatalities, increasing Ontario’s totals to 18,722 and 1,429, respectively.

Among the province’s total diagnoses are 13,222 resolved cases, an increase of 443, setting a recovery rate of 70.6 per cent.

Along with reporting more recoveries than new cases, Ontario now has its least amount of patients in ICU in a month. Among the province’s 1,032 patients in hospital (down by 11), there are 219 in intensive care. It’s the lowest mark Ontario has recorded since the province had 216 people in ICU on April 6.

There are now also 174 people on ventilators, up by eight since Tuesday’s update.

Since its last update, the Ministry of Health has administered 12,961 tests (leading to a positive test rate of 3.2 per cent) for a total of 365,675, while 8,790 people remain under investigation.

The dire COVID-19 situation in long-term care homes continues, but the Ministry of Long-Term Care did announce one less outbreak in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 174. There are 2,819 residents diagnosed with COVID-19 (an increase of 79) and 1,621 staff members (an increase of eight). Seventy-one more residents have died, for a total of 1,074 fatalities in LTCs.

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