According to Public Health Ontario, 344 new laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases have been reported today in Ontario.
While the number of cases in the province increased 1.2% with new cases announced today, the number of cases recovered increased by 375 or 1.6% according to the daily report.
The provincial public health agency has reported a total of 29,747 cases of COVID-19 to date and now reports that 25,583 of these cases (79.3%) are considered cured.
One case is reported as recovered if the person is not currently hospitalized and after 14 days have elapsed since the onset of symptoms.
Public Health Ontario reported 2,372 deaths, an increase of 15 deaths since yesterday’s report. Three of the deceased were between 60 and 79 years of age, and the other 12 were over 80 years of age.
To date, the deceased from COVID-19 include 10 people aged 20 to 39, 93 people aged 40 to 59, 623 people aged 60 to 79 and 1,646 people aged 80 and over.
According to Public Health Ontario, 1,519 of those who died from COVID-19 were living in long-term care homes.
However, the Ministry of Long-Term Care reports that COVID-19 has killed 1,692 residents. Public Health Ontario information generally lags behind data provided by the ministry.
There are currently 3,792 active cases of COVID-19 in Ontario, according to Public Health Ontario. Among these cases, 749 people are hospitalized, including 118 patients in intensive care and 94 patients on ventilators.
Since the last report, Ontario has confirmed 20,730 tests processed by provincial laboratories.
There are seven known active cases of the virus in northern Ontario.
In northern Ontario, the Thunder Bay District Health Unit has the highest number of confirmed cases. The Porcupine Health Unit, which covers Timmins and surrounding areas, still has the highest rate of confirmed cases per 100,000 population.
Today’s provincial report includes data from January 15 to June 4 and includes the rate of confirmed cases per 100,000 population. The data included on the resolved cases and the last known confirmations come from the respective website of each health unit. The distribution of health units in Northern Ontario is as follows:
• Algoma Public Health: 21 cases, rate of 18.4 per 100,000 inhabitants. The last positive test was confirmed on May 23. All known cases are resolved.
• North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit: 27 cases, rate of 20.8 per 100,000 inhabitants. The health unit reported 29 cases, the last of which was reported on May 18. Of these, 26 are resolved and there has been one death related to the virus. There are two known active cases, including one in the hospital.
• Porcupine Health Unit: 65, rate of 77.9 per 100,000 inhabitants. The last confirmed case was May 10. Of the confirmed cases, 57 have been resolved and seven people have died. There is still a known active case of virus.
• Public health Sudbury and districts: 64 cases, rate of 32.2 per 100,000 inhabitants. The last positive test was reported on May 14. Two people died and the other known cases are resolved.
• Timiskaming Health Unit: 18 cases, rate of 55.1 per 100,000. The last positive tests were carried out on April 28. All cases are resolved.
• Thunder Bay District Health Unit: 83 cases, rate of 55.3 per 100,000 inhabitants. Of the confirmed cases, 79 have been resolved and one person has died. There are three known active cases, two of which are hospitalized.
• North West Health Unit: 22 cases, rate of 25.1 per 100,000 inhabitants. Of these cases, 21 are resolved.
The infection rate in Ontario per 100,000 population is 200.1.