Another person has died from the virus in the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll to nearly 2,800 in Ontario since the start of the pandemic
Another person has also died from the virus in the past 24 hours.
There have now been 2,797 deaths from the virus since mid-January. The majority of deaths – 1,804 – are people living in long-term care facilities.
Saturday’s new figures bring the total number of cases to 41,287 in Ontario since the start of the pandemic. Of those more than 41,000 cases, health officials say 37,487 people have recovered, an increase of 90 since the last report on Friday.
Across the province, more than 2.7 million COVID tests have been carried out, including nearly 29,000 in the last 24 hours. There are just under 18,000 cases currently under investigation.
Forty people are currently hospitalized in Ontario and being treated for COVID-19. Thirteen of these patients are in intensive care units and seven are on ventilators.
The breakdown for northern Ontario health units is:
- Algoma Public health: 27 cases, no known active case.
- North Bay-Parry Sound District Health Unit: 37 cases, no known active cases.
- Porcupine Health Unit: 72 cases, no known active cases.
- Sudbury & Districts Public Health: 93 cases, no known active cases (we still had one active case yesterday, and this case has since been declared resolved).
- Timiskaming Health Unit: 19 cases, no known active case.
- Northwestern Health Unit: 44 cases, no known active cases.
- Thunder Bay District Health Unit: 102 positive cases, no known active cases.