304 new cases of COVID-19 in Ontario as total nears 23000

304 new cases of COVID-19 in Ontario as total nears 23000

Ontario health officials reported another 304 new cases of COVID-19 and 23 more deaths, bringing the total number of deceased patients in the province to just over 1,900.

The number of confirmed cases remains at 120, with all patients having recovered.

The province says 9,155 tests were completed, a significant drop from the 16,000 completed the day before.

The new patients confirmed on Monday bring the total number of lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases in the province to 22,957, including 1,904 deaths and 17,638 recoveries.

It says results are pending in another 2,189 tests.

The province says 934 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized, with 171 being treated in intensive care units.

There are two licensed long-term care homes and unlicensed seniors' facilities in Nova Scotia with active cases of COVID-19.

At least 910 long-term care home residents have died. There are now 2,526 LTC residents and patients fighting COVID-19 in relation to these outbreaks, as well as 1,606 LTC employees.

Since the pandemic began, 1,389 LTC residents and patients, as well as five LTC staff, have lost their lives to the virus. Three deaths have been reported in Oakville, four in Milton, and 11 deaths have been reported in Halton Hills.

There has been an ongoing discrepancy between the data submitted by public health agencies through iPHIS and the information obtained by the Ministry of Long-Term Care. Public Health is slower on reporting the numbers, so the Ministry's statistics are considered more up-to-date.

As of today, 20,573 tests have been conducted.

Health Sciences North had none of these active cases as of May 15 at 12 p.m. but was caring for 18 unconfirmed cases in various departments at the time.

The province announcing 340 new cases of the virus this morning, which is down from the 391 reported yesterday.

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