Coronavirus Canada updates: Worrisome trends continue in Ontario's COVID-19 fight

Coronavirus Canada updates: Worrisome trends continue in Ontario's COVID-19 fight

There was a new COVID-19 case added to the Eastern Ontario Health Unit's caseload Saturday, when the province started providing counts on how many cases are outbreak-related.

There have been no more deaths reported and the toll remains at 21.

The province now has a total of 25,500 cases, which includes 19,477 resolved cases and 2,073 deaths.

There is one person receiving hospital care for the virus, they are in Middlemore Hospital and are not in intensive care.

He urged everyone who's been exposed to someone with COVID-19 or who is anxious to contact their local public health authority to find an assessment centre near them.

Ontario's testing levels have dropped sharply following a blitz of almost every long-term care resident and staff member was completed.

According to the Ministry of Health, the province performed 11,383 on Saturday, a far cry from the government's goal to complete tests 16,000 daily. Data reported by the ministry is reported to them by long-term care facilities in Ontario.

There are now 25,500 confirmed cases of the virus in Ontario.

We continue to encourage as many people as possible to download the app - it will help us identify, trace, test and isolate any cases of COVID-19. Of those cases, 363 are listed as being recovered.

Premier Doug Ford announced that asymptomatic people can get tested for COVID-19 on Sunday, as cases continued to mount in Ontario and officials criticized thousands of people crowding in a Toronto park.

The new number of cases is 412. Thirty-five people from Simcoe County, and one resident from Muskoka have died from the coronavirus. The provincial average is 168.5 cases per 100,000 population.

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