Ontario reports 323 new COVID-19 cases, 17 more deaths

Darnell Taylor
June 1, 2020

At the most recent COVID-19 briefing on Saturday, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced that there were no new deaths related to the virus.

Henry also announced 11 new cases of the virus, bringing the total number of positive cases to 2,573 in B.C. since the pandemic began. The province says 2,266 people have died of the disease, while 21,810 cases have been resolved.

The recovery rate remains at 77-percent.

The province also hit their daily testing target for the first time, conducting 20,640 tests.

According to the Ministry of Long-Term Care, there have been 1,642 deaths reported among residents and patients in long-term care homes across Ontario.

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Seven hundred and one patients are now hospitalized with the virus, 118 in ICU and 90 that are on a ventilator.

The Ontario government said on Saturday it would boost funds for retirement home residents in cases of emergency.

According to the website, 718,341 tests for the virus have been completed and 9,647 possible cases are under investigation.

Typically opening in March, theatres in Ontario were forced to remain close during the pandemic, despite being naturally suited up for physical distancing, since staying in your own auto is kind of the point. There have been 1,802 cases confirmed in health care workers employed at a facility in outbreak.

Ontario is extending its COVID-19 residential electricity rate relief for another five months, but the fixed price will be going up by almost three cents per kilowatt hour. That brings the total to 27,210. Public Health Sudbury and Districts is another in the region with a clean bill of health, along with the Timiskaming Health Unit.

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