344 Additional outbreaks of coronavirus, 41 fatalities in Ontario reaching 27,210 fatalities


On Friday, Ontario reported 344 new novel coronavirus cases, bringing the provincial total to 27,210.

The death count went up to 2,230, with 41 more deaths recorded.

Meanwhile, 20,983 people have recovered from COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, which is 77 per cent of cases.

So far on the virus, Ontario has completed 680,687 tests. This is up from the previous day’s 18,525 tests and is the largest amount of tests performed in almost three weeks in a 24-hour span.

Previously the government has claimed it has a monitoring potential of more than 20,000 regular assessments. Ontario is set to unveil a new strategy for coronavirus testing to gage phased reopening Friday.

The report from Friday marks a 1.3 per cent increase in total cumulative cases. That figure has, over the past week, mostly hovered between 1.1 and 1.8.

Ontario has admitted 826 patients (down by seven) owing to COVID-19, with 129 patients in an intensive care unit (down by eight) and 100 patients on a ventilator in ICUs (up by six).

According to the Ministry of Long-Term Care, 1,625 deaths in long-term care homes across Ontario have been reported among residents and patients, which is an increase of 34 deaths, and 123 current outbreaks occur. Six health care workers have already died in long-term care homes.

Here is a breakdown of Ontario cases by gender and age:

  • 11,818 people are male (43.4 per cent).
  • 15,162 people are female (55.7 per cent).
  • 948 people are 19 and under (3.5 per cent).
  • 6,992 people are 20 to 39 (25.7 per cent).
  • 8,310 people are 40 to 59 (30.5 per cent).
  • 5,551 people are 60 to 79 (20.4 per cent).
  • 5,394 people are 80 and over (19.8 per cent).
  • 230 cases did not specify male or female and 15 cases had an unknown age.

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