Doug Ford urges Ontarians to ‘go get a test’ for COVID-19


The announcement comes as cases continue to mount in Ontario, with 460 confirmed cases reported on Sunday and 25 deaths related to the virus.

There are no additional deaths to report. To-date, 19,477 people have recovered (76.4 per cent of the province's total cases) and 2,073 people have died (8.1 per cent of the total number of cases).

There is one person receiving hospital care for the virus, they are in Middlemore Hospital and are not in intensive care.

Southwest Public Health, which oversees Elgin and Oxford Counties is reporting 71 confirmed cases.

One of the new positive cases is a staff member at a long-term care home.

It now marks the sixth straight day that the province has failed to meet its goal of 16,000 tests a day, or its max capacity of 21,000. Data reported by the ministry is reported to them by long-term care facilities in Ontario.

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On Sunday, Ontario reported 11,383 COVID-19 tests completed the previous day. There are now outbreaks in 32 long-term care homes, retirement residences, and hospitals, and 598 residents in these facilities have tested positive for the virus.

The total number of confirmed cases is now 47,411 and 3,984 people have died in the province.

At this time, 514 cases have reportedly resulted in a recovery.

Ontario premier Doug Ford urged all Ontarians who want to get tested for COVID-19 to "go get a test" whether they are showing symptoms or not.

There have been a total of 51 cases in Huron Perth and five deaths.

"We will be targeting various sectors and hot spots across the province", Ford said at a Sunday morning news conference. The provincial average is 171.6 cases per 100,000 population.