Ontario reports 138 new COVID-19 cases - NowMagazine

Ontario reports 138 new COVID-19 cases - NowMagazine

In a joint statement Monday, mayors and chairs said they are speaking as one voice to provincial and federal governments, seeking funds to replace hundreds of millions of dollars in extra spending and decreased revenue during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For the first time in four days, the number of new COVID-19 cases in the USA dipped below 50,000.

Since late March, Ontario has recorded multiple deaths related to the novel coronavirus each day. Sunday's report marked another 183 cases as resolved.

Most of the other newly-confirmed cases continue to be in the Greater Toronto Area, with 39 reported in Toronto, 28 in Peel and 15 in York.

Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie said her city has already had to make hard decisions because of financial pressures related to COVID-19, including laying off 2,000 staff.

The numbers are slightly more than Sunday's 138.

Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott said that 29 of the province's 34 public health units have reported five or fewer new cases of the disease on Monday, with 18 of them reporting no new cases at all. The number of deaths remains at 52.

There has been a total of 35,948 confirmed cases in Ontario to date, with 31,426 resolved, and a total of 2,689 coronavirus deaths, according to the Province.

There are two long term care or retirement homes in outbreak status, Devonshire Retirement Residence and Extendicare Tecumseh.

Monday's news on the zero new deaths comes as the health officials also reported a slight uptick in the number of new COVID-19 cases.

Only 17,300 tests were completed over the last day, below the goal of 20,000 per day.

Mayors of the biggest cities in Ontario are joining a Canada-wide call for a $10 billion emergency aid package from upper levels of government to avoid major tax increases and service cuts resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

How many individuals in intensive care stays unchanged at 39 and you will find 23 individuals now on ventilators.

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