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Ontario reports 390 new cases of COVID-19 today

The province also reported 43 more deaths, and 292 recoveries
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Ontario is reporting 390 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 this morning, which is a 1.7 per cent increase in overall cases reported in the province since the start of the pandemic. 

There have been 292 new recoveries reported today, bringing the total number of resolved cases to more than 18,000. 

The province has reported 43 additional deaths related to COVID-19 today. The latest reported deaths including two people whose ages were not reported by the province yesterday were 13 people between the ages of 60 and 79, and 32 people over the age of 80. 

There are currently 991 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Ontario, including 160 patients in intensive care, and 120 patients on a ventilator.  

Today’s epidemiological report from Public Health Ontario indicates there were 7,382 tests processed on Monday with 4,444 awaiting results. There have now been 567,176 COVID-19 tests processed in Ontario. 

The province has now reported 23,774 cases of COVID-19. Of those, 1,962 people have died (8.3 per cent), and 18,190 people are reported recovered (76.5 per cent).

Included in the province’s total confirmed cases are 4,518 long-term care residents, and 1,573 health care workers from facilities with long-term care outbreaks. Public Health Ontario has reported 1,224 deaths of long-term care residents as a result of COVID-19, which is 62.4 per cent of all deaths reported by the provincial agency. 

However, the Ministry of Long-Term Care, which gets reports directly from long-term care facilities, reports 1,427 residents have died from the coronavirus, and five long-term care staff. The ministry has reported there are 183 outbreaks in long-term care homes, 2,563 confirmed cases in residents, and 1,611 cases in staff. 

Typically, Public Health Ontario’s reported cases and deaths lag behind those reported by the Ministry of Long-Term Care.

Public Health Ontario has reported there are 219 ongoing outbreaks at long-term care homes, 80 at retirement homes, and 56 at hospitals in the province. 

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has confirmed a total of 432 cases in residents of the region since the pandemic began. Of those, 303 have recovered and 34 people have died.

The breakdown of cases in each municipality, according to the health unit is as follows:

Barrie (145 cases, 90 recoveries, 12 deaths, 2 in hospital), Bradford West Gwillimbury (89 cases, 65 recoveries, 12 deaths, 1 in hospital), New Tecumseth (44 cases, 26 recoveries, 2 in hospital, one death), Orillia (16 cases, 13 recoveries, 2 deaths), Collingwood (16 cases, 11 recoveries), Wasaga Beach (11 cases, 10 recoveries, 1 death), Clearview (7 cases, 6 recoveries, one death), Innisfil (30 cases, 26 recoveries), Springwater (8 cases, 5 recoveries, 1 death), Midland (6 cases, all recovered), Oro-Medonte (5 cases, 2 recoveries, 2 deaths, 1 in hospital), Adjala-Tosorontio (7 cases, all recovered), Essa (9 cases, 7 recoveries, 1 death), Ramara (5 cases, 3 recoveries), Tiny (3 cases, 2 recoveries), Tay (5 cases, 3 recoveries, 1 in hospital), Penetanguishene (3 cases, 2 recoveries), and Severn (3 cases, all recovered) for a total of 412 cases in Simcoe County, including 286 recoveries and eight hospitalizations.

There are also 19 confirmed positive cases in Muskoka, and 17 have recovered, one person from Muskoka Lakes has died.

The case rate (including lab-confirmed cases only) for Simcoe-Muskoka region is 72.2 cases per 100,000 population. The provincial average is 159.9 cases per 100,000 population.

Erika Engel

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Erika regularly covers all things news in Collingwood as a reporter, photographer and community editor. She has 12 years of experience as a local journalist.
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