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45 deaths and 356 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Ontario today

Of the 29,403 cases confirmed to-date, 3,838 cases are still active
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Public Health Ontario reported 356 new cases of COVID-19 this morning, and 45 more deaths attributed to the coronavirus.

That’s the highest number of deaths reported in a single day since May 11 when the province reported 56 deaths.

The latest victims of the coronavirus include one person between the ages of 40 and 59, eight people between the ages of 60 and 79, and 36 people over the age of 80.

For months now, the number of deaths reported by Public Health Ontario have lagged behind those reported by the Ministry of Long-Term Care, and they continue to do so.

Public Health Ontario has reported the deaths of 1,509 long-term care residents, but the ministry has reported 1,679 deaths of long-term care residents to-date.

As of today, Public Health Ontario has reported a total of 2,357 deaths attributed to the coronavirus.

There are 776 patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19, including 121 patients in intensive care and 94 people on a ventilator.

The province has also reported 23,208 cases have been resolved (397 of those were new recoveries reported in today’s update). A case is considered recovered or resolved once 14 days have passed since the first date of symptom onset and the person is not hospitalized.

To-date, the province has reported 29,403 cases of COVID-19, and there are 3,838 active cases remaining in the province according to the epidemiological report released today.

Since last report, Public Health Ontario confirmed there have been 20,822 COVID-19 tests processed in labs across the province.

The Ministry of Long-Term Care reports there are active outbreaks in 89 long-term care homes in Ontario.

Public Health reports there are active outbreaks at 83 retirement homes and 46 hospitals in Ontario.

In Northern Ontario, there are seven known active cases.

The Thunder Bay District Health Unit has the highest number of confirmed cases, while the Porcupine Health Unit, which covers Timmins and the surrounding area, still has the highest rate of confirmed cases per 100,000 population.

Today's provincial report includes data from Jan. 15 to June 3 and includes the rate of confirmed cases per 100,000 population. Data included on resolved cases and last known confirmed is from each health unit's respective website. The breakdown for Northern Ontario health units is:

• Algoma Public Health - 21 cases, rate of 18.4 per 100,000 population. The last positive test was confirmed May 23. All of the known cases are resolved.

• North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit - 27 cases, rate of 20.8 per 100,000 population. The health unit has reported 29 cases, the last of which was reported May 18. Of those, 26 are resolved and there has been one virus-related death. There are two known active cases, one of which is in hospital.

• Porcupine Health Unit - 65, rate of 77.9 per 100,000 population. The last confirmed case was May 10. Of the confirmed cases, 57 are resolved and seven people have died. There is still one known active case of the virus.

• Public Health Sudbury and Districts - 64 cases, rate of 31.2 per 100,000 population. The last positive test was reported May 14. Two people have died, and the rest of the known cases are resolved.

• Timiskaming Health Unit - 18 cases, rate of 55.1 per 100,000. The last positive tests were done April 28. All of the cases are resolved.

• Thunder Bay District Health Unit - 83 cases, rate of 55.3 per 100,000 population. Of the confirmed cases, 79 are resolved and one person has died. There are three known active cases, all of which are hospitalized.

• Northwestern Health Unit - 22 cases, rate of 25.1  per 100,000 population. The health unit has reported 21 cases, with 20 of them being resolved.

The Ontario rate of infection per 100,000 population is 197.8.


Erika Engel

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