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Ontario reports 391 new coronavirus cases, 33 new deaths

Ontario reports 391 new coronavirus cases, 33 new deaths”

The number of people in the hospital dropped, while the number of people in intensive care and on a ventilator remained steady.

There have been total of 21,922 cases of the virus in the province. There are now outbreaks in 27 long-term care homes, retirement residences, and hospitals, and 575 residents in these facilities have tested positive for the virus.

The total number of confirmed cases in the province remains at 260, while three people have died as a result of the virus.

There have been a total of 263 outbreaks at Ontario's 626 long-term care homes, which is an increase of nine from one day prior. Fifty-eight deaths have been reported in Brampton and one death has been reported in Caledon.

Ontario's Ministry of Long-Term Care reports there are 186 outbreaks in long-term care homes, 2,490 confirmed cases in residents of those homes, and 1,637 confirmed cases in staff.

But figures CBC News has collected from local public health units show at least 1,884 deaths.

The province says there are 763 new confirmed cases, raising the total to 42,183.

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Quebec is reporting an additional 82 deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the province's total to 3,483.

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Public health officials in New Brunswick say there are no longer any active cases of COVID-19 in the province.

Today's update states there were 17,768 tests processed in a single day with a backlog of 10,565 tests awaiting results.

There were 27 more deaths in people who had contracted the virus on Thursday, which is the lowest number since April 26 and far off the record 86 deaths the province saw on April 30.

"That means Ontario's new daily cases continue to trend downward as we expand our COVID-19 testing guidelines to ensure we keep a close eye on any shifts in community spread and identify and contain new cases", Elliott continued. The website says 135 patients are now using ventilators.

There are also 16,641 people who have recovered from COVID-19 in Ontario.



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