Decrease In New COVID-19 Cases In Ontario

Grant Boone
May 11, 2020

The province is reporting 294 new cases of COVID-19 and 35 more deaths related to the novel coronavirus.

With a total number of 20,238 cases now confirmed across the province, this represents a one-day increase of just 1.5 per cent.

There are now 3,962 active cases across the province of the 19,944 who tested positive, including 14,383 resolutions and 1,599 deaths, up 393 and 59 respectively.

Among the total cases, 73 (13%) have been residents or patients associated with a confirmed institutional outbreak, and among the total deaths, 11 (48%) have been residents or patients associated with a confirmed institutional outbreak.

As of its last update, the Ministry of Health has administered 16,295 tests, which is the fourth-most amount of tests its completed in a 24-hour timeframe, and means it reached its goal of 16K tests/day. So far during the course of the pandemic 447,964 people have been tested with 427,418 tests returning negative.

Earlier Sunday, the province 961 patients are now hospitalized with COVID-19, including 195 in intensive care, of whom 140 are on a ventilator - numbers that were down slightly from the previous day. The only exception was the 477 new cases reported on Friday.

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We now have 1,028 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, 213 are in the ICU and 166 are in the ICU on a ventilator.

Ottawa Public Health has not yet released its statistics for Saturday.

See today's report below, followed by yesterday's.

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care reported three more outbreaks at long-term care (LTC) facilities contributing to this total, bringing the number of active events to 175.

Residents are reminded to wash their hands frequently and stay home unless it is not possible to do so.

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