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Ontario reports 323 new coronavirus cases, 17 deaths as total cases top 27,500

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Ontario reported 323 new cases of novel coronavirus Saturday morning, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 27,533.

Seventeen new deaths were also announced, bringing the total fatalities attributed to the virus in the province to 2,247.

Over 21,300 cases are considered resolved, which makes up 77.6 per cent of all confirmed cases.

Over 20,600 additional tests have been conducted bringing the total number completed in the province to 701,327. Around 12,800 cases are under investigation.

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Saturday’s report marks a 1.2 per cent increase in cumulative cases, while Friday saw an increase of 1.3 per cent. That figure has mostly hovered between 1.1 and 1.8 over the past week.

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The reported number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 is 801 (down by 25), with 121 in intensive care (down by eight) and 84 on a ventilator (down by 16).

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 43 per cent of cases affect males, with 55.6 per cent reported in females. A total of 230 cases did not specify male or female.
  • 19 and under: 977 cases, or 3.5 per cent
  • 20 to 39: 7,113 cases, or 25.8 per cent
  • 40 to 59: 8,417 cases, or 30.6 per cent
  • 60 to 79: 5,594 cases, or 20.3 per cent
  • 80 and over: 5,414 cases, or 19.7 per cent

According to the Ministry of Long-Term Care, there have been 1,636 deaths reported among residents and patients in long-term care homes across Ontario, an increase of 11. There are currently 114 outbreaks in long-term care homes.

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The ministry also indicated there are currently 1,304 confirmed cases among long-term care residents and 1,048 cases among staff.

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