New COVID-19 cases per day in Ontario stubbornly remain in the 300-plus range

Caseload count hasn't dipped below 300 in more than a week

Ontario health officials on Sunday reported 340 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, a dip from the 391 the previous day.

The number of new cases per day has held steady over 300 except for last Saturday when 294 cases of the virus were confirmed.

Of the 22,653 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the province, 17,360 cases are recoveries.

23 more deaths were added to the list Sunday for a provincial total of 1,881. 1,300 of those people were over the age of 80. The majority of COVID-19-related deaths have been residents of long-term care facilities. Five more outbreaks reported in long-term care homes since Saturday, for a total of 269 outbreaks.

Premier Ford has started to gradually reopen Ontario’s economy, including marinas and golf courses during the May long weekend.

On Tuesday, many retail stores will be able to do business for the first time since a state of emergency was declared in the province in March.