Ontario records spike in COVID-19 cases, reporting highest number in a week

Patients are assessed as they line up at a Covid-19 Assessment Centre in Toronto on Sunday May 31, 2020.
Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press

Date of Publication: June 1, 2020

Source: CTV News

Ontario reported an additional 404 COVID-19 cases on Monday, the highest in a week, bringing the province’s total to 28,263. The majority of these cases are in Toronto and Peel Region. Those 80 years of age and older continue to be the hardest hit group with 1,571 deaths. There are 181 outbreaks at long-term care homes, 90 in retirement homes and 47 in hospitals. The Ontario premier is intending to extend the province’s state of emergency another 28 days as the province struggles with the first stage of reopening the economy. Over the last 24 hours, officials conducted 14,379 tests for the novel coronavirus falling short of their 20,000 per day target. Over the weekend, testing rates were 20,640 and 17,014 on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

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Summary by: Mark Youssef