Coronavirus: Latest Developments in the Greater Toronto Area May 9

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

Ontario reports smallest increase in cases in over a month

Ontario reported 346 new cases of new coronavirus on Saturday morning, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 19,944.

This is the smallest increase in cases reported since April 6, when 306 cases were reported. On April 29, 347 cases were reported.

Fifty-nine new deaths were also announced on Saturday, bringing the total number of deaths attributed to the virus in the province to 1,599.

Almost 14,400 cases are considered resolved, which represents 72.1% of all confirmed cases.

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Ontario Reports 346 New Coronavirus Cases, Smallest Increase In Over One Month

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Case status in Toronto

The City of Toronto reports that there were 7,251 cases of COVID-19 in the city on Friday afternoon, with 6,557 confirmed and 694 probable cases.

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Over 5,000 of the cases are considered resolved.

Meanwhile, 424 cases were hospitalized, including 104 in intensive care.

A total of 567 people died as a result of COVID-19 in the city.

50 dead in Mississauga long-term care home

A total of 50 residents who tested positive for COVID-19 at a long-term care facility in Mississauga died.

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It’s an increase in two deaths since Thursday.

Camilla Care Community said there were 62 active cases of virus among residents, as well as 35 staff members who are in the process of isolating it.

“We continue to actively re-test residents – which is essential to quickly identify anyone who becomes COVID-19 positive, despite the fact that these residents may have tested negative before,” said a statement from ‘establishment.

Forty-nine residents and 12 staff members have recovered from the virus.

Reopening of hardware stores

The hardware stories were allowed to reopen in Ontario early Saturday, as long as physical distance measures are in place.

Their reopening comes one day after the complete reopening of the garden centers.

On Monday, storefront retail stores will be allowed to open for curbside pickup.

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Snowbirds postpone overflight due to snow

The Snowbirds aerobatic team postponed their flight over southern Ontario on Saturday due to winter weather conditions.

The Snowbirds tour the country, saluting Canadians amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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The team was scheduled to fly over parts of the GTA, but has announced that it will remain grounded due to weather conditions.

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Snowbird’s “Inspiration” flies over the Kingston area


Snowbird’s “Inspiration” flies over the Kingston area

Ontario Opens Provincial Parks Early

The Ontario government will begin allowing daytime activities to its provincial parks on Monday, almost three weeks earlier than planned.

Access will be limited to walking, hiking, biking and bird watching, the government said. The campsite and access to the beaches will remain closed.

“As we continue to make progress in our fight to stop the spread of COVID-19, we are reopening the province with care and caution, starting with some companies and retailers, and now our provincial parks and conservation reserves,” said Premier Doug Ford in a statement on Saturday.

School employees authorized to redeploy to consolidate care

Ontario has implemented an emergency ordinance authorizing the voluntary redeployment of school employees to group care facilities during the midst of the coronavirus pandemic to reduce staff shortages.

The government has said that facilities such as hospitals, long-term care homes, retirement homes and women’s shelters need staff, including caretakers and housekeepers.

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Provincial government announces support for child care centers

The provincial government has said it will help cover the operating costs of child care providers and waive their license fees in order to prevent them from closing permanently during the COVID-19 crisis.

Education Minister Stephen Lecce said on Saturday that the government will provide funding on a case-by-case basis and has not set a fixed amount for this initiative.

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Coronavirus outbreak: Ontario government announces support for child care


Coronavirus outbreak: Ontario government announces support for child care

– With files from The Canadian Press

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