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Recoveries over 50 per cent now as province announces 510 new COVID-19 cases this morning

Outbreaks at long-term care homes continue to increase, and there are now 659 deaths in Ontario attributed to the coronavirus
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Ontario Public Health is reporting another 510 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 today, and 37 more deaths.

Testing continues to increase as the province is also reporting 10,361 tests completed in a single day with 6,845 still awaiting results.

Recoveries have also increased by 415, bringing the percentage of recovered cases to just over 50 per cent.

There are now 878 people in hospital with COVID-19, including 243 in intensive care units and 192 patients on ventilators.

Since the pandemic began, there have been 12,245 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported, including 6,221 (50.8 per cent) recoveries and 659 deaths (5.4 per cent).

Of the total cases, 1,275 (10.4 per cent) are attributed to travel, 2,205 (18 per cent) are believed to be transmitted through close contact, and 3,836 (31.3 per cent) have been deemed community transmission. The remaining 40 per cent of cases do not list a transmission source.

There are 125 outbreaks reported at long-term care homes in Ontario, and 35 outbreaks at hospitals.

There have been 441 deaths attributed to COVID-19 in people aged 80 and over, and 295 deaths of residents in long-term care.

Yesterday Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit announced two more deaths in the region attributed to COVID-19. Both victims were residents at Bradford Valley Care Community.

There have now been 215 cases confirmed in Simcoe-Muskoka region, 104 of those have recovered, and 14 have died. There are 12 people hospitalized and 61 people self-isolating, not including the 23 in isolation at Bradford Valley.

The case breakdown by community (including those who have died or recovered) is as follows: Bradford W-G (57), Barrie (53), New Tecumseth (21), Orillia (10), Collingwood (8), Innisfil (11), Springwater (5), Midland (5), Wasaga Beach (7), Oro-Medonte (5), Adjala-Tosorontio (6), Clearview (2), Essa (3), Ramara (2), Tiny (2), Penetanguishene (2) for a total of 185 cases in Simcoe County.

There are also 16 confirmed positive cases in Muskoka.

The case rate (including lab-confirmed cases only) for Simcoe Muskoka region is 34.9 cases per 100,000 population. The provincial average is 83.4 cases per 100,000 population.