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Ontario continues downward trend with 308 new COVID-19 cases, 35 more deaths
TORONTO -- Ontario recorded 308 new cases of COVID-19 while also adding 35 more deaths, health officials confirmed Monday.
The province now has 20,546 confirmed cases of the virus, including 1,669 deaths and 15,131 recoveries.
The number of resolved cases accounts for 73.6 per cent of cases in the province.
According to Monday's epidemiological summary, of all deceased patients in Ontario, seven were between the ages of 20 and 39, 71 people were between the ages of 40 and 59 and 417 people were between the ages of 60 and 79.
People over the age of 80 continue to be the hardest hit group. So far, at least 1,174 people in this age group of have died.
There have been no deaths recorded in people 19 years of age or younger.
There have been 245 COVID-19 outbreaks at long-term care homes, according to the province. That is an increase of six since Sunday's report.
There have been 3,407 health-care workers infected with the virus.
New case numbers in Ontario have been generally trending downwards in recent days, with less than 400 cases reported daily in the last week. The only exception was the 477 new cases reported on Friday.
On Sunday, Ontario reported the lowest number of new cases since March 31.
There are currently 1,027 people in province in hospital with COVID-19. Of those 194, are being treated in the intensive care unit.
Testing in Ontario
To date, Ontario has completed 447,964 tests for COVID-19. On Sunday, 13,970 tests were completed. There are over 9,000 tests that are still under investigation.
It's worth noting that the number of tests completed by the province is not representative of the total number of people tested, meaning one person may have been tested more than once.
Quick facts on all Ontario COVID-19 patients:
- 41.9 per cent of all patients in the province are male and 57.3 per cent are female
- 2.6 per cent of all patients are 19 years of age or younger.
- 23.6 per cent of all patients are between the ages of 20 and 39.
- 30.6 per cent of all patients are between the ages of 40 and 59.
- 21.5 per cent of all patients are between the ages of 60 and 79.
- 21.6 per cent of all patients are 80 years of age or older.
- Public health units in the Greater Toronto Area account for 61.8 per cent of all cases.
- 7.1 per cent of all patients had travelled history prior to becoming ill.
- 22.5 per cent of all patients had contact with a previously confirmed case.
- 36.2 per cent of all patients had community exposure.
- 34.3 per cent of all patients had exposure information listed as pending.