Ontario reports no new COVID-19 deaths for first time since March

Most of the 154 new infections reported today are in Toronto and Peel Region

Provincial public health officials have confirmed 154 new COVID-19 cases – and no new deaths in the past day.

This is the first time since March 28 that no coronavirus-related deaths have been reported in Ontario.

To date, the virus has killed 2,689 people in the province.

“Locally, 29 of the province’s 34 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases, with 18 of them reporting no new cases at all. Windsor-Essex is reporting four new cases today,” Health Minister Christine Elliott tweeted. “With 160 more resolved, there are six fewer active cases in the province.”

The new cases were up slightly over the weekend. There were 138 new cases reported on Sunday and 121 on Saturday.

The total number of confirmed cases is 35,948 and 87.4 per cent – or 31,426 are now considered resolved.

Most of today’s reported cases were in Toronto and Peel Region. There were 59 new cases logged in Toronto, 43 new cases recorded in Peel and 12 new cases confirmed in York Region.

The number of people in hospital continues to decline. There are 118 patients in hospital as of Monday, with 36 in intensive care and 21 in intensive care on ventilators.

Over the weekend, Humber River Hospital announced that the intensive care unit had no COVID-19 patients for the first time since March.

“Wow!! Today is the first day since Mar 14th that our Intensive Care Unit are #COVID-19 patient free! Thank you to the 6th-floor staff and physicians that have bonded together and provided exceptional care in this pandemic. Today is a day to celebrate at #HRH,” the hospital tweeted.


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