Coronavirus: Latest Developments in the Greater Toronto Area May 10

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Here is a summary of the latest developments in the new coronavirus pandemic in the Greater Toronto Area for Sunday:

Ontario Reports Smallest One-Day Case Increase Since March

Ontario reported 294 new cases of new coronavirus on Sunday morning, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 20,238.

This is the smallest increase in cases since March 31, when 260 cases were reported.

Thirty-five new deaths were also reported on Sunday, bringing the total number of deaths attributed to the virus in the province to 1,634.

Almost 14,800 cases are considered resolved, which represents 73% of all confirmed cases.

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Case status in Toronto

There have been 7,413 cases of COVID-19 in Toronto, with 6,709 confirmed and 704 probable cases, according to city officials.

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Nearly 5,200 people have recovered from the virus.

A total of 429 people are hospitalized with COVID-19, including 102 in intensive care.

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The death toll in the city rose to 578 on Saturday.

Snowbirds fly in GTA

The Snowbirds flew over the Greater Toronto Area on Sunday, one day after their tour was delayed due to winter weather conditions.

The team continued on to parts of southern Ontario.

The flyby is part of Operation Inspiration, which aims to salute Canadians who are doing their part to stop the spread of COVID-19.

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A new outbreak has been reported at the Toronto Western Hospital

The Toronto Western Hospital reported another COVID-19 outbreak, five days after four hospital outbreaks, involving staff and patients, were reported.

The University Health Network (UHN) said the epidemic had been reported in unit 9A, a negative part of COVID-19 from the hospital. The unit is now closed to admissions.

“This result comes as no surprise given our approach to mass testing,” said UHN in an email to employees.

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Officials said an epidemic could be declared if a patient tested positive for the virus.

Pickering Nursing Home Privacy Investigation

Officials say they are investigating a possible privacy breach in a Pickering nursing home.

Long-Term Care Minister Merrilee Fullerton said the possible breach concerned “personal health information of individual residents” at Orchard Villa long-term care.

A spokesperson for the house confirmed to Global News that an internal investigation was underway, but no further information regarding the violation had been provided.

Orchard Villa was particularly affected by an epidemic of COVID-19. According to the Ministry of Long-Term Care, there have been 69 deaths of residents in the 233-bed facility.

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