Ontario Nears 14000 COVID-19 Cases

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Saturday's report marks an increase in cases of 3.5 per cent compared to the day prior, while Friday saw an increase of five per cent. "At this time, it is critical the dedicated and hard-working staff in these homes operate in an environment free from outside distractions so they can focus on saving lives and delivering quality care to their residents".

Community transmission now accounts for 34.4 per cent of Ontario's total cases.

According to data from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, there were 68 additional deaths in long-term care homes across the province over the past 24 hours. The remaining 548 deaths have been people aged 80 and over.

"The federal government played a massive role in stepping up and helping us", he said.

There are now 143 outbreaks reported in long-term care homes in the province, according to Ontario Public Health.

As armed forces personnel prepare to move into Quebec, Ontario and Saskatchewan as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, Ottawa and Victoria say B.C. has yet to ask for help from the military. Not all of those cases have been included in the total numbers reported by Ontario Public Health yet. There are now outbreaks in 19 long-term care and retirement residences, and 388 residents in these facilities have tested positive for the virus.

There have been three deaths from COVID-19 so far in the province.

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There are now 50 outbreaks at Ontario hospitals with 157 patients reported infected and another 122 staff.

That's a level that gives local public health units a better chance of tracking individual cases and tracing their contacts to direct anyone with a long enough exposure to self-isolate and stop the chain of transmission.

The group was demonstrating against emergency measures enacted by the government in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic which has forced businesses to shut down and mandated that people stay home and practice social distancing to prevent the spread of the virus. This includes 34 resolved cases, and three deaths.

The province now has 811 deaths due to complications from the virus, including one in Thunder Bay confirmed yesterday.

The Thunder Bay District Health Unit confirmed its 61st and 62nd cases on Friday, 46 of whom have recovered.

The breakdown in cumulative lab-confirmed cases in Ontario shows the highest number of confirmed cases (4,108 cases or 30.4 per cent) in people aged 40-59. That's the lowest growth rate the province has seen in weeks.

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