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

Henrietta Brewer
May 30, 2020

It is also well off some of the numbers that Ontario was reporting last week when there were five straight days in which there were more than 400 new cases confirmed. On Monday the province reported 8,170 tests processed in a 24-hour period.

Seventeen more patients have died, the province reported, bring that toll to 2,247 since pandemic operations began.

There have been 2,247 deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Ontario to-date.

On Friday, the province unveiled its new COVID-19 testing strategy, pledging a massive expansion in the next few weeks. There were 344 cases reported yesterday.

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

The province says 801 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized, with 121 being treated in intensive care units.

Ontario officials have said there may be a discrepancy between overall deaths and deaths at long-term care homes due to how the province's health database system, called iPHIS, is tracking data and how the Ministry of Long-Term Care is tracking data.

At least 18 per cent of the cases in Ontario have been long-term care residents, and 6.5 per cent have been health care workers employed at long-term care facilities in outbreak.

Forty per cent of the cases reported in Ontario have been individuals aged 60 or older and 66 per cent of all cases have been reported by Greater Toronto Area public health units.

948 people are 19 and under (3.5 per cent).

230 cases did not specify male or female and 15 cases had an unknown age.

As of Saturday, Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Health show 348 cases, Eastern Ontario Health Unit reported 148 cases and 26 in Lanark District and County. Another 12,760 remain under investigation.

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