304 new cases of COVID-19 in Ontario as total nears 23000

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Nova Scotia is reporting three new cases of COVID-19, bringing the province's total number of confirmed cases to 1,040. Of the 553,981 tests conducted in Ontario to find these results, 2,189 are still pending. There are now outbreaks in 30 long-term care homes, retirement residences, and hospitals, and 580 residents in these facilities have tested positive for the virus.

There are now 131 cases in Burlington, 220 in Oakville, 156 in Milton, and 138 in Halton Hills. Fifty-eight deaths have been reported in Brampton and one death has been reported in Caledon. As of Monday, at least 1,332 people in that demographic have died after contracting COVID-19.

Hospital care and treatment have been deemed necessary for 972 of the province's active cases, of which 174 are the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 133 on a ventilator.

To date there remains five ongoing cases in the region.

The new case numbers reflect what has been a trend for the past two weeks and are unlikely to cause provincial officials to rethink their decision to open up more sectors Tuesday. The website says 133 patients are now using ventilators.

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Ontario has now recorded 22,957 cases of COVID-19 and a total of 1,904 deaths.

Today marks the 9th straight day of cases below 400.

With the rest of the provinces and territories still to report on Sunday, 50.1 per cent of Canada's 76,193 cases are now considered resolved.

Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting no new confirmed cases of COVID-19 for the 11th consecutive day.

The daily growth rate stands at 1.5 per cent today, which is lower than yesterday's growth rate of 1.8 per cent.

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