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Ontario adds over 300 cases of COVID-19, hits daily testing target

Ontario Ministry of Health confirms 344 new cases of COVID-19 Ontario confirms 323 new COVID-19 cases, 17 more deaths
Adrian Cunningham | 01 June, 2020, 09:51

Ontario's Ministry of Health has confirmed 344 new cases of COVID-19.

Generally speaking, since only a small fraction of all the people who show COVID-19 symptoms are tested, the number of confirmed cases underestimates the actual number of infections. Last Sunday, the province reported 460 new cases of COVID-19.

Almost four out of every five cases - 78 per cent - are now considered resolved, according to epidemiological statistics released by the province Sunday morning.

Currently, Ontario has 826 patents hospitalized with COVID-19, and 100 on a ventilator.

There are now 2,425 cases in Brampton, 124 in Caledon and 2,195 in Mississauga. Peel Public Health says 199 deaths have occurred in Mississauga. Two more people between the ages of 40 and 59, seven people between the ages of 60 and 79, and 10 people over the age of 80 have died.

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Residents in long-term care homes account for 1,423 of Ontario's death toll (or slightly over 63 our cent).

Six staff members in long-term care homes have died of the virus.

That brings the total number of cases to 27,533.

The recent numbers suggest that case growth in Ontario appears to be on the decline.

The long term care facility with the most cases is Midland Gardens Care Community in Scarborough wit 62 cases. Public Health Sudbury and Districts is another in the region with a clean bill of health, along with the Timiskaming Health Unit.