Coronavirus updates: Ontario reports 434 new COVID-19 cases, 40 deaths

Coronavirus updates: Ontario reports 434 new COVID-19 cases, 40 deaths

Coronavirus updates: Ontario reports 434 new COVID-19 cases, 40 deaths

Provincially, Premier Doug Ford, joined by Minister of Health Christine Elliott and Minister of Long-Term Care Merrilee Fullerton, announced Ontario is leading the country in COVID-19 testing.

Ottawa Public Health has not updated its long-term care case counts and death counts since April 28, for technical reasons.

That federal support includes obtaining enough protective equipment for workers as provinces open more segments of their economies, helping increase testing capacity and supporting research into COVID-19.

The province says 1,300 people have died of the disease, while another 12,505 cases have resolved.

Another 84 COVID-19 deaths were reported in Ontario since yesterday.

According to the data posted by OPH there are now 1,010 patients hospitalized with COVID-19, and 232 of those people are in intensive care.

The province is also reporting 370 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 500 more recoveries.

Quebec Premier Francois Legault has previously defended plans to start re-opening, noting most of the province's deaths have been in long-term care homes and arguing the fight against COVID-19 is entirely different in those facilities. Public health numbers tend to lag behind those reported by the Ministry.

"In contrast, we're hearing a loud chorus of cries from health-care workers asking for masks being withheld due to rationing".

According to the website, 342,060 people have been tested for the virus and 6,265 possible cases are under investigation.

There have been 283 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Simcoe Muskoka including 159 recoveries, and 20 deaths. These outbreaks have led to 2,751 active cases among residents and 1,619 active cases among staff.

Forty-one long-term care residents in Simcoe County have tested positive for COVID-19.

As of this morning, there are over 55,500 cases in Canada, and 3,446 deaths nationwide.

As of May 2, there are 5,967 cases in Toronto and 398 people have died.

There are also 17 confirmed positive cases in Muskoka, and 15 have recovered, one person from Muskoka Lakes has died.

There are now 108 cases in Burlington, 184 in Oakville, 120 in Milton, and 128 in Halton Hills.

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