Coronavirus Canada updates: Ontario sees lowest amount of people in ICU, on ventilators in weeks

Coronavirus Canada Updates: 173 new COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths in Manitoba on Friday
Coronavirus Canada Updates: 173 new COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths in Manitoba on Friday

The Ministry of Health recorded 511 new cases of COVID-19 and 55 more fatalities, increasing Ontario’s totals to 17,119 and 1,176, respectively.

Among the province’s total diagnoses are 11,390 resolved cases, an increase of 565, setting a recovery rate of 66.5 per cent.

Ontario saw a decrease of 40 people in its hospitals, to a total of 977, after watching that number grow the past two days. Among the 977 are 221 people in intensive care, which is down by four since Friday’s update, and marks the smallest amount of people in ICU since April 6. There are 154 people on ventilators (down 21), the lowest total Ontario has seen since April 5.

Since its last update, the Ministry of Health has administered 16,305 tests for a total of 310,359, while 12,829 people remain under investigation.

The dire COVID-19 situation in long-term care homes continues, with the Ministry of Long-Term Care announcing one new outbreak in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 167. There are 2,682 residents diagnosed with COVID-19 (a decrease of 40) and 1,482 staff members (an increase of 59). Forty-nine more residents have died, for a total of 910 fatalities in LTCs.

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