9th straight day of new COVID-19 cases under 400
- Author: Ismael Montgomery May 19, 2020,
May 19, 2020, 0:24
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care said there are now 189 active LTC outbreaks provincewide, following the resolution of 85. Of the 553,981 tests conducted in Ontario to find these results, 2,189 are still pending.
Ontario Health is reporting a slight dip in both new COVID-19 cases and deaths on Saturday after reporting the highest number of new cases in a week in yesterday's statistics.
Northwood, in Halifax, now has 24 residents and nine staff active cases, while another facility has one resident with active COVID-19.
It's the 10th day in a row without a case, keeping the province's total number of confirmed cases at 260.
The province says 975 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized, with 180 being treated in intensive care units. As of Monday, at least 1,332 people in that demographic have died after contracting COVID-19.
To date there remains five ongoing cases in the region.
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Officials say there are no active cases and all patients who are known to have contracted the virus have recovered.
Today marks the 9th straight day of cases below 400.
The Ministry of Health is also reporting 23 more deaths, bringing the official total to 1,904, as well as 38 more hospitalizations related to the virus.
Canada-wide, there have been 77,306 cases and 5,805 deaths with more than half of those infections and deaths occurring in Quebec.
The Ontario NDP counter that the Ford government should increase testing and tracking COVID-19 cases to make re-opening safer.
The daily growth rate stands at 1.5 per cent today, which is lower than yesterday's growth rate of 1.8 per cent.