Ontario posts slight increase with 361 new COVID-19 cases and 56 additional deaths


Ontario health officials registered 361 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday and confirmed an additional 56 deaths.

The new patients bring the total number of confirmed cases to 20,907, including 1,725 ​​deaths and 15,391 cures.

Ontario recently observed a declining trend in the number of new cases reported each day. Provincial health officials registered 346 new cases on Saturday, the lowest daily number since April 6, then 294 new cases were reported on Sunday and 308 on Monday.

There are currently 1,025 people infected with the new coronavirus in hospitals in Ontario. Of these patients, 192 are treated in the intensive care unit.

Seven of Ontario’s deceased patients were aged 20 to 39, according to Tuesday’s epidemiological summary. No deaths have been recorded in people 19 years of age or younger. Seventy-two of all the patients who died in the province were between 40 and 59 years of age and 427 people were between 60 and 79 years of age. People 80 and over were the hardest hit age group with 1,219 deaths.

There have been 245 COVID-19 outbreaks in long-term care homes in Ontario. This represents an increase of six since Monday’s report.

In Ontario, 3,485 health care workers have been infected with the disease.

Quick facts about all COVID-19 patients in Ontario:

  • 42% of all patients in the province are male and 57.3% are female – 160 cases did not specify male or female
  • 43.1% of all patients are 60 years of age or older – 14 cases have not specified their age
  • 2.6% of all patients are 19 years of age or younger
  • 23.7% of all patients are between 20 and 39 years old
  • 30.6% of all patients are between 40 and 59 years old
  • 21.5% of all patients are between 60 and 79 years old
  • 21.6% of all patients are 80 years of age or older
  • Greater Toronto area public health units account for 62.1% of all cases
  • 6.1% of all patients had traveled in the 14 days preceding their illness
  • 22.5% of all patients were in close contact with a previously confirmed case
  • 36.2% of all patients were exposed to the community
  • 34.3% of all patients had exposure information listed as pending

COVID-19 tests in Ontario

To date, more than 459,921 new coronavirus tests have been performed in the province.

Approximately 11,957 tests were performed in the last 24 hour period recorded.

There are currently 10,811 test samples still under investigation in Ontario.

Note that the number of tests performed by the province is not representative of the total number of people tested, which means that a person may have been tested more than once.


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