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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.

In Northern Ontario, 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.

Today's provincial report includes data from Jan. 15 to June 1 and includes the rate of confirmed cases per 100,000 population. Data included on resolved cases and last known confirmed is from the 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 - 25 cases, rate of 19.3 per 100,000 population. The health unit has reported 27 cases, the last of which was reported May 18. Of those, 26 are resolved and there has been one virus-related death.

• 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 - 62 cases, rate of 31.2 per 100,000 population. This health unit has reported 64 confirmed cases. 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 - 82 cases, rate of 54.7 per 100,000 population. Of the confirmed cases, 79 are resolved and one person has died. There are two known active cases, both 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 193.1.




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