266 new coronavirus cases reported in Ontario as deaths surpass 2,500

266 new coronavirus cases reported in Ontario as deaths surpass 2,500

266 new coronavirus cases reported in Ontario as deaths surpass 2,500

Yesterday's resolved cases outnumbered new cases again, which is another positive trend.

With the 203 new cases, the province has now had a total of 31,544.

It takes effect today everywhere in Ontario, regardless of whether or not your region is moving into the next phase of reopening.

After a few days of low increase rates, Ontario is reporting 266 new cases of COVID-19.

There are now no active cases of COVID-19 in the Greater Sudbury and Manitoulin districts, following 62 resolutions and two deaths, of the 64 confirmed. "With 351 more resolved, there are 85 fewer active cases, or 914 fewer active cases since Tuesday", she wrote. The government is now investigation 26,158 cases.

There continue to be 63 long term care homes in Ontario dealing with active coronavirus outbreaks.

Of the total number of deaths reported across the province, the Ministry of Long-Term Care says 1,786 of those deaths happened in long-term care home - a discrepancy due to a lag in reported deaths. Public health officials are tracking 75 active outbreaks in long-term care facilities.

There were also nine deaths reported today, compared to the 11 reported yesterday.

Ontario completed 24,341 tests in the previous day, the highest daily total to date.

The limit on social gatherings will increase from five to 10 provincewide, but people must still stay two metres away from anyone outside their own household.

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