The Ministry of Health recorded 477 new cases of COVID-19 and 63 more fatalities, increasing Ontario’s totals to 19,598 and 1,540, respectively.
Among the province’s total diagnoses are 13,990 resolved cases, an increase of 421, setting a recovery rate of 71.4 per cent.
Along with the new cases and fatalities, Ontario now has its least amount of patients in ICU in over month. Among the province’s 1,028 patients in hospital (down by five since Thursday’s update), there are 166 people on ventilators (an increase of 11), and 213 in intensive care. It’s the lowest mark Ontario has recorded since the province had 200 people in ICU on April 5.
Ontario hasn’t had over 240 patients in ICU since April 27; before then, the province hovered over that mark for most of April.
As of its last update, the Ministry of Health has administered 16,295 tests, which is the fourth-most amount of tests its completed in a 24-hour timeframe, and means it reached its goal of 16K tests/day. Since the start of the pandemic, health officials have administered a total of 397,149 tests, while there’s now a backlog of 14,641, the most the Ministry of Health has ever had.
The dire COVID-19 situation in long-term care homes continues, with 175 outbreaks around the province, which is an increase of one since Thursday, according to the Ministry of Long-Term Care. There are now 2,782 residents diagnosed with COVID-19 (a decrease of 49) and 1,707 staff members (an increase of 36). Thirty-nine more residents have died, for a total of 1,150 fatalities among residents in LTCs.