Ontario Coronavirus

356 new coronavirus cases, 45 deaths in Ontario as total cases reach 29,403

356 new coronavirus cases, 45 deaths in Ontario as total cases reach 29,403

Ontario reported 356 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Thursday, bringing the provincial total to 29,403. The death toll has risen to 2,357, as 45 more deaths were reported. This is the highest number of deaths recorded within a 24-hour period since May 12. Meanwhile, 23,208 people have recovered from …

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338 new coronavirus cases, 19 deaths in Ontario as total cases rise to 29,047

338 new coronavirus cases, 19 deaths in Ontario as total cases rise to 29,047

Wednesday’s report marks an increase of 1.2 per cent in total cumulative cases. That figure has mostly hovered between 1.1 and 1.6 per cent over the past week.Ontario has 791 patients (down by 10 from the previous day) hospitalized due to COVID-19, with 127 patients in an intensive care unit …

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Groups say Ontario emergency orders to fight coronavirus pandemic violate privacy

Groups say Ontario emergency orders to fight coronavirus pandemic violate privacy

Advocates and legal experts are raising concerns about potential privacy violations in the emergency orders the Ontario government has implemented to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The orders, which are currently in place until June 9 but will likely be extended further, allow first responders to access personal health details …

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Ontario state of emergency extended again, Doug Ford insists reopening is not ‘on hold’

Ontario state of emergency extended again, Doug Ford insists reopening is not ‘on hold’

Ontario’s state of emergency has been extended by 28 days, but Premier Doug Ford insists that does not mean the province’s reopening will necessarily be put “on hold” during that time. The state of emergency, approved by the legislature on Tuesday, will now be in effect until June 30 as …

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Ontario mulls collection of race-based coronavirus data; some argue it’s essential

Ontario mulls collection of race-based coronavirus data; some argue it’s essential

TORONTO — The importance of understanding the role race might play in the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted Ontario to look at regulatory changes to make collection of such data provincewide, the government said Tuesday. The province had granted some health units permission to begin collecting race-based data voluntarily and some …

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Hundreds of positive coronavirus tests weren’t reported to Ontario public health units

Hundreds of positive coronavirus tests weren’t reported to Ontario public health units

Hundreds of positive coronavirus tests weren’t reported to public health units in Ontario, meaning some people tested positive for COVID-19 and were never notified. Ontario Health, which has set up laboratories across the province for testing, acknowledged the error in a statement to Global News. “Hospital laboratories have been collaborating …

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446 new coronavirus cases, 17 deaths in Ontario as total cases rise to 28,709

446 new coronavirus cases, 17 deaths in Ontario as total cases rise to 28,709

Ontario reported 446 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, bringing the provincial total to 28,709. The death toll has risen to 2,293, as 17 more deaths were reported. Meanwhile, 22,484 people have recovered from COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, which is 78 per cent of cases. Ontario has …

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City of Toronto urges province to collect COVID-19 race and occupation data – Toronto

City of Toronto urges province to collect COVID-19 race and occupation data - Toronto

Joe Cressy, Toronto Board of Health chair and Spadina-Fort York city councillor, has sent a letter to the province’s health ministry, calling for the government to collect data on COVID-19 cases that indicate race, occupation and other socioeconomic indicators. Toronto Public Health unit said it has been proactively collecting and …

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404 new coronavirus cases, 10 deaths in Ontario as total cases rise to 28,263

404 new coronavirus cases, 10 deaths in Ontario as total cases rise to 28,263

Ontario reported 404 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Monday, bringing the provincial total to 28,263. The death toll has risen to 2,276, as 10 more deaths were reported — the lowest number of deaths recorded within a 24-hour period since April 1. Meanwhile, 22,153 people have recovered from COVID-19, …

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Woodbridge long-term care home sends 18 to hospital during coronavirus outbreak – Toronto

Woodbridge long-term care home sends 18 to hospital during coronavirus outbreak - Toronto

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 31, 2020 4:16 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ TORONTO — York Region says 18 residents at a long-term care home battling a COVID-19 outbreak were sent to hospital …

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