Coronavirus: Latest Developments in the Greater Toronto Area May 16

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

Ontario Reports 391 New Cases And 33 Deaths

Ontario reported 391 new cases of new coronavirus on Saturday morning, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 22,313.

This is the largest increase in cases since May 8, when 477 cases were reported, but it is also the eighth day in a row with new cases below 400.

Thirty-three new deaths were also announced on Saturday, bringing the total number of deaths attributed to the virus in the province to 1,858.

More than 17,000 cases are considered resolved, which represents 76.3% of all confirmed cases.

Almost 63% of all cases are in the Greater Toronto Area.

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Golf courses reopen as certain recreational activities resume

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Golf courses in Ontario reopened on Saturday, as some recreational activities may have resumed.

There are restrictions in place on the courses, including restaurants open only for takeout and clubs only used for restrooms.

Meanwhile, the marinas also reopened on Saturday and the campgrounds have started to prepare for the next season.

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Coronavirus: Seasonal activities reopen over the weekend in Ontario


Coronavirus: Seasonal activities reopen over the weekend in Ontario

Request more testing at Toronto shelters

The president of the Toronto Board of Health sent a letter to the provincial health minister on Saturday asking for more testing in shelters.

Joe Cressy sent the letter to Minister Christine Elliott asking the government to allow screening of all people using shelters, as well as staff.

“Earlier this week, the province announced plans to change screening guidelines and expand testing for more vulnerable populations in shared living spaces such as shelters. This is a very welcome announcement, “said Cressy.

“Now it must be implemented without delay. Public health units desperately need details to act. There’s no time to lose. “

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Cressy also asked for more funds to support the city’s aid efforts for homeless people.

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Toronto calls on Ontario government for more testing and funding for homeless shelters

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