Ontario reports lowest number of COVID-19 cases since early April

Three-quarters of the deaths from the virus in the province are residents of long-term care homes

As the Ford government begins the slow ramp up of Ontario’s economy, the Ministry of Health reported 346 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, the lowest number since 309 new cases were reported on April 6. There are a total of 19,944 confirmed cases of the virus, including deaths and recoveries.

The province is reporting 59 new deaths, which brings the count to 1,599. Residents of long-term care homes account for more than three-quarters of those deaths. There are currently 237 outbreaks at long-term care facilities in Ontario.

The province set a one-day high on Friday with over 19,000 people tested.

There are just over 1,000 people in hospital and 203 in ICU.