Ontario reports 391 new coronavirus cases, 33 deaths as total cases top 22,300

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Ontario reported 391 new cases of novel coronavirus Saturday morning, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 22,313.

It’s the largest increase in cases since May 8 when 477 were reported, but it’s also the eighth consecutive day with new cases below 400.

Thirty-three new deaths were also announced Saturday, bringing the total fatalities attributed to the virus in the province to 1,858.

Over 17,000 cases are considered resolved, which makes up 76.3 per cent of all confirmed cases.

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Nearly 17,800 additional tests have been conducted, bringing the total number completed in the province to 528,609.  More than 10,500 cases are under investigation.

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The reported number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 is 975 (down by 11), with 180 in intensive care (up by one) and 135 on a ventilator (no change).

The newly-reported numbers are valid as of 2 p.m. Friday for Toronto and Ottawa, and 4 p.m. for the rest of the province.

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

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  • Over 42 per cent of cases are male, with 57.1 per cent reported in females. A total of 169 cases did not specify male or female.
  • 19 and under: 621 cases, or 2.8 per cent
  • 20 to 39: 5,365 cases, or 24.0 per cent
  • 40 to 59: 6,825 cases, or 30.6 per cent
  • 60 to 79: 4,732 cases, or 21.2 per cent
  • 80 and over: 4,757 cases, or 21.3 per cent

According to the Ministry of Long-Term Care, there have been 1,360 deaths reported among residents and patients in long-term care homes across Ontario, an increase of 40. There are currently 186 outbreaks in long-term care homes in the province.

The ministry also indicated there are 2,490 confirmed cases among long-term care residents and 1,637 cases among staff.

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.

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