Ontario diagnosed 606 more people with COVID-19 since its last update, bringing the total to 11,184, and announced the death toll has risen to 584. The province also announced that the community outbreak appears to have hit its peak, well below the estimated 80,000 cases in the most-likely-scenario forecast. A total of 20,000 cases are estimated to be diagnosed in the province.
Monday’s news isn’t all encouraging, however, as cases in long-term care facilities remain a major concern. There have been 249 deaths of residents and one staff member in long-term care homes. Outbreaks of COVID-19 have been reported in 127 long-term care facilities across the province, according to the CBC.