Coronavirus Canada updates: Ontario sees smallest increase to its total case count in two months

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Coronavirus Canada updates: Alberta records 1 more death, 114 new cases of COVID-19
Coronavirus Canada updates: Alberta records 1 more death, 114 new cases of COVID-19

On Monday, health officials reported the smallest increase to its total case count since March 29, with 243 new patients.

It comes a day after that the province reported 415 confirmed cases of COVID-19, but that 223 of them “were impacted by a laboratory-to-public health reporting delay.” That means 192 cases were identified in that 24-hour stretch, the fewest since March 28.

Since the start of the outbreak, Ontario health officials have identified 30,860 cases of COVID-19. The number of people who have recovered from COVID-19 also continues to increase. There are 24,492 people who have recovered from the virus, which includes cases that are 14 days past their initial reporting and did not result in death, and are not currently hospitalized.

There were also 24 deaths related to COVID-19 reported Monday, bringing the provincial death toll to 2,450. In Ontario, 7.9 per cent of all reported cases of COVID-19 have resulted in death.

Long-term care homes remain a key concern for the province, as 78 LTCs currently have active COVID-19 outbreaks. There have been 1,720 deaths of residents in long-term care homes in Ontario, and seven deaths of staff members related to COVID-19.

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