Ontario Reports 340 New Coronavirus Cases and 23 New Virus-Related Deaths


Ontario is reporting another 340 COVID-19 cases and 23 new deaths from the virus.

There are now a total of 22,653 confirmed cases, including 1,881 deaths and 17,360 resolved cases.

The daily growth rate is 1.5% today, which is lower than yesterday’s growth rate of 1.8%.

The number of people hospitalized has decreased significantly, while the number of people in intensive care and ventilators has also decreased slightly.

Public Health Ontario reported a total of 867 deaths in long-term care facilities.

The Ministry of Long-Term Care reports that 1,388 people have died in long-term care. Public health is slower to report figures, so ministry statistics are considered more up to date.

The province was able to test more than 16,000 people today, down from yesterday when more than 17,000 people were tested.

An additional 4,414 tests are currently under investigation and awaiting confirmation.


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