Thursday showed a 2.9% increase from the smallest increase in several weeks. Today Friday shows an additional 2.6% increase, however, there are 620 new cases resolved.
There are 16,608 cases in total in the province, more than half of which have been resolved to 10,825.
A total of 1,121 people have died from a coronavirus in Ontario and 11,975 cases are currently under investigation.
According to Ontario Public Health Daily Epidemiological Summary (iPHIS), there are 198 outbreaks with 541 resident deaths – an increase of 11 deaths from Thursday’s report.
However, according to the daily report from the Ministry of Long-Term Care, 166 outbreaks have been reported in long-term care homes. And, they report 861 resident deaths, an increase of 26 deaths from the previous day.
Ontario depends on local public health units to report on coronavirus, both in the community and in long-term care homes, through SISPi, says Dr. Barbara Yaffe.
At the same time, the Ministry of Long-Term Care has started to collect information on coronavirus-19 from long-term care homes through its network of inspectors.
“We have made it clear that we are aware that there is an inevitable delay in the data provided by iISP. We have also made it clear that we want to ensure that we continue to do our utmost to provide the public and the media with the most relevant and timely information possible, “Department of Commerce spokesperson Hayley Chazan told Daily Hive health.
In addition, public health units in the Greater Toronto Area account for more than half of the cases, or 59.5%.
Of the total cases, 41.6% are men and 57.4% are women, with 44.7% of cases aged 60 and over.
To date, there are 1,017 inpatients, including 225 in intensive care, and 175 patients are on ventilators.
The daily summary is based on data from 34 public health units in Ontario and registered in the province’s Integrated Public Health Information System (iPHIS), according to the Ontario government.
The SISPP is the disease reporting system of the Ministry of Health where the data are regularly updated and where each daily summary is drawn at 4 p.m. the day before.