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Ontario reports 460 new coronavirus cases marking highest increase in over 2 weeks

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Ontario reported 460 new cases of the novel coronavirus Sunday morning, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 25,500.

It’s the highest single-day increase in cases since May 8.

Twenty-five new deaths were also announced, bringing the total fatalities attributed to the virus in the province to 2,073.

Nearly 19,500 cases are considered resolved, which makes up 76.4 per cent of all confirmed cases.

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Just under 11,400 additional tests have been conducted — again below the province’s testing capacity of 21,000 tests per day — bringing the total number completed in the province to 611,369. Around 3,200 cases are under investigation.

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Sunday’s report marks a 1.8 per cent increase in cumulative cases — that figure has mostly hovered between 1.5 and 1.9 over the past two weeks.

The reported number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 is 878 (down by 34), with 148 in intensive care (up by one) and 104 on a ventilator (down by 15).

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.

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

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  • Nearly 43 per cent of cases affect males, with 56.3 per cent reported in females. A total of 220 cases did not specify male or female.
  • 19 and under: 820 cases, or 3.2 per cent
  • 20 to 39: 6,400 cases, or 25.1 per cent
  • 40 to 59: 7,768 cases, or 30.5 per cent
  • 60 to 79: 5,263 cases, or 20.6 per cent
  • 80 and over: 5,233 cases, or 20.5 per cent

According to the Ministry of Long-Term Care, there have been 1,525 deaths reported among residents and patients in long-term care homes across Ontario, an increase of 30. There are currently 161 outbreaks in long-term care homes in the province, a decrease of four.

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The ministry also indicated there are currently 1,954 confirmed cases among long-term care residents and 1,392 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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