Chris Fox, CP24.com
Revealed Thursday, Could 14, 2020 10:30AM EDT
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Ontario is reporting its lowest variety of new circumstances of COVID-19 in additional than six weeks simply as Premier Doug Ford will get set to announce extra particulars in regards to the plan to restart the province’s financial system.
The Ministry of Well being says that there have been 258 circumstances of the virus confirmed on Wednesday, which represents the bottom quantity since 211 circumstances have been reported again on March 29.
It marks a continuation of a downard development that the province has been seeing since hitting a report 640 circumstances on April 25.
Over the past week a median of 346 new circumstances have been confirmed every day however that quantity has fluctuated, with a current excessive of 477 circumstances reported on Could 7.
That is the second time over the past week that the variety of new circumstances have dipped under the 300 threshold. That hadn’t previosuly occurred since March.
“We’re nonetheless form of seeing this undulating development of coming down,” Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Well being Dr. David Williams stated earlier this week, whereas conceding that it hasn’t been “a really speedy downward development” and that the numbers must drop additional for the province to proceed to the primary part of its reopening plan.
33 extra deaths
The province performed 17,429 checks on Wednesday after solely conducting somewhat greater than 15,000 on Tuesday and fewer than 12,000 on Monday.
That will level to a positivity charge of lower than 1.5 per cent.
Along with the drop in new circumstances, the ministry can also be reporting its lowest variety of deaths in COVID-19 sufferers in additional than two weeks.
There have been 33 extra fatalities confirmed over the past 24 hours, bringing the dying toll to date to 1,798.
It’s nonetheless an alarming quantity however represents the bottom single-day dying tally since April 26 and is properly off the report 86 fatalities that the province reported on April 30.
As for hospitalizations, they continue to be comparatively steady from in the future prior.
There are at the moment 1,zero26 COVID-19 sufferers in Ontario hospitals, together with 184 folks in intensive care models.
The latter quantity has now been trending down for weeks after peaking at 264 in early April.
There at the moment are 21,494 circumstances of COVID-19 throughout Ontario, although greater than three-quarters of these are thought-about recovered (16,204).
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