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446 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Ontario this morning

There have been 17 more deaths reported today, including two people under the age of 40
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Public Health Ontario is reporting 446 new cases of COVID-19 this morning, which is an increase of 1.6 per cent in the total number of cases confirmed in the province to-date.

Last week (May 25-31), the daily increase in cases ranged from 292 to 404, with the average number of tests processed around 15,000 per day.

Today, the province reported there have been 15,244 tests processed in a 24-hour period.

The daily report from the province’s public health agency includes another 17 deaths attributed to the virus. The most recent victims of the coronavirus include two people between the ages of 20 and 39, three people between the ages of 60 and 79, and 12 people over the age of 80.

Public Health Ontario has reported 2,293 deaths attributed to the coronavirus to-date, including 1,465 long-term care residents.

According to the Ministry of Long-Term Care, however, 1,652 long-term care home residents have died from the coronavirus.

The ministry reports there are 105 long-term care homes with an ongoing outbreak and another 191 homes with resolved outbreaks. According to the ministry there are 1,081 active cases of positive residents and 925 active cases of positive staff.

There are now 801 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Ontario, including 125 people in intensive care and 87 patients on ventilators.

Since the start of the pandemic, the province has confirmed 28,709 cases of COVID-19, and is reporting 78 per cent of those cases (22,484) as recovered. Cases are reported as recovered once 14 days has passed since the date of symptom onset and provided the patient is not hospitalized.

In Ontario to-date, 1,551 cases of COVID-19 (5.4 per cent) are attributed to a travel history, and 5,760 cases (20 per cent) are listed as having no known epidemiological link, which is also called community-acquired.

There have been 17,624 cases (61.4 per cent) related to an outbreak or identified as a close contact of a previously confirmed case.

The remaining 13 per cent of cases (3,774) are listed as unknown transmission.

There have now been 476 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the Simcoe-Muskoka region, and 389 people are reported recovered. Thirty-six people have died from the coronavirus, including 23 residents of two long-term care homes – Bradford Valley Care Community and Owen Hill Care Community.

There are seven people hospitalized in the region, and six of those patients hospitalized are from Simcoe County.

The case rate (including lab-confirmed cases only) for Simcoe County is 86.7 cases per 100,000 people. The provincial average is 193.1 cases per 100,000 population.

The case breakdown by municipality, according to the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, is as follows:

  • Barrie (154 cases, 125 recoveries, 14 deaths)
  • Bradford West Gwillimbury (100 cases, 77 recoveries, 12 deaths, one in hospital)
  • New Tecumseth (50 cases, 43 recoveries, two in hospital, one death)
  • Orillia (17 cases, 13 recoveries, two deaths, one in hospital)
  • Collingwood (15 cases, all recovered)
  • Wasaga Beach (13 cases, 12 recoveries, one death)
  • Clearview (Seven cases, six recoveries, one death)
  • Innisfil (37 cases, 31 recoveries, one in hospital)
  • Springwater (nine cases, seven recoveries, one death)
  • Midland (six cases, all recovered)
  • Oro-Medonte (six cases, three recoveries, two deaths)
  • Adjala-Tosorontio (seven cases, all recovered)
  • Essa (13 cases, eight recoveries, one death)
  • Ramara (seven cases, six recoveries)
  • Tiny (three cases, all recovered)
  • Tay (five cases, four recoveries, one in hospital)
  • Penetanguishene (four cases, three recovered)
  • Severn (four cases, three recovered

Erika Engel

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