Ontario reports 340 new coronavirus cases, 23 deaths as total cases surpass 22,600

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Ontario reported 340 new cases of novel coronavirus Sunday morning, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 22,653.

Twenty-three new deaths were also announced, bringing the total fatalities attributed to the virus in the province to 1,881. It’s the lowest reported increase in deaths since April 13.

Nearly 17,400 cases are considered resolved, which makes up 76.6 per cent of all confirmed cases.

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More than 16,200 additional tests have been conducted, bringing the total number completed in the province to 544,826. Around 4,400 cases are under investigation.

Sunday’s report marks an increase in cumulative cases of 1.5 per cent, while Saturday saw a 1.8 per cent increase.

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The reported number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 is 934 (down by 41), with 171 in intensive care (down by nine) and 129 on a ventilator (down by six).

The newly-reported numbers are valid as of 2 p.m. Saturday 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 168 cases did not specify male or female.
  • 19 and under: 632 cases, or 2.8 per cent
  • 20 to 39: 5,451 cases, or 24.1 per cent
  • 40 to 59: 6,926 cases, or 30.6 per cent
  • 60 to 79: 4,802 cases, or 21.2 per cent
  • 80 and over: 4,830 cases, or 21.3 per cent

According to the Ministry of Long-Term Care, there have been 1,388 deaths reported among residents and patients in long-term care homes across Ontario, an increase of 28. There are currently 189 outbreaks in long-term care homes.

The ministry also indicated there are 2,500 confirmed cases among long-term care residents and 1,631 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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