Coronavirus Canada updates: Ontario sees lowest amount of people in ICU, on ventilators in over a month

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The Ministry of Health recorded 329 new cases of COVID-19 and 40 more fatalities, increasing Ontario’s totals to 21,236 and 1,765, respectively.

Among the province’s total diagnoses are 15,845 resolved cases, an increase of 454, setting a recovery rate of 74.6 per cent.

Along with reporting more recoveries than new cases, Ontario now has its least amount of patients in ICU and on ventilators in over a month. Among the province’s 1,018 patients in hospital (down by seven since Tuesday), there are 189 in intensive care, the lowest mark Ontario has recorded since the province had 167 people in ICU on April 2.

Among those patients are 144 who require a ventilator, the fewest since the province saw 140 on both May 10 and April 3.

Since its last update, the Ministry of Health has administered 15,137 tests (leading to a positive test rate of 2.2 per cent) for a total of 475,058, while 13,395 people remain under investigation.

The dire COVID-19 situation in long-term care homes continues, with 180 outbreaks around the province, according to the Ministry of Long-Term Care. There are 1,672 staff members diagnosed with COVID-19, while among residents there are 2,690 infected and 1,269 who have passed away.

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