Ontario reports 476 new coronavirus cases, 48 deaths as total cases near 14K



Ontario reported 476 new cases of the novel coronavirus Saturday morning, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 13,995.

Forty-eight new deaths were reported, bringing the total fatalities attributed to the virus in the province to 811.

Over 7,500 cases are considered resolved, which makes up over half of all confirmed cases.

More than 10,500 additional tests have been conducted, bringing the total number of tests completed in the province to 217,618.

The reported number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 is 925, with 245 in intensive care and 195 on a ventilator.

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According to the Ministry of Long-Term Care, there have been 625 deaths reported among residents and patients in long-term care homes across Ontario, which is up by 52 deaths.

The ministry also indicated there are 2,455 confirmed cases among long-term care residents and 1,120 cases among staff.

Ontario officials have said there may be a discrepancy between overall deaths and deaths at long-term care homes due to how the province’s health database system, called iPHIS, is tracking data and how the Ministry of Long-Term Care is tracking data.

More to come.

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