Ontario reports 111 new cases of COVID 19, one death

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There has been a total of 36,950 confirmed cases in Ontario to date, with 32,785 resolved, and a total of 2,723 coronavirus deaths, according to the province.

Meanwhile, the Ford government pledged in 2018 to spend $1.75 billion over five years building 15,000 new long-term care beds while renovating an existing 15,000.

Both provinces had to call in the Canadian military to help with the management of some homes, after deaths in the long-term care home system accounted for more than half of their total COVID-19 deaths.

The Progressive Conservatives said the creation of thousands of needed beds has been slow because the previous system was outdated and did not take regional needs into account.

She says indoor visits, which are now limited to essential workers and families of palliative patients, will be permitted as of July 22, with a two-person limit.

The Star's tally includes some patients reported as "probable" COVID-19 cases, which means they have symptoms, travel history or contacts that indicate they likely have the disease, but haven't yet received a positive test from a lab.

Ford said his government will present a new plan to build 30,000 new beds over the next decade in the coming weeks.

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The governor also ordered 30 counties to close gyms, churches, hair salons, malls and other businesses, according to the L.A. The counties with the highest number of cases include Los Angeles, Riverside, Orange and San Diego, in that order.

A spokeswoman for Ontario's long-term care minister said Wednesday that money will now fund 8,000 new beds and 12,000 renovated beds.

Long-term care homes in the provinces of Ontario and Quebec were hard hit during the coronavirus pandemic, sparking calls for improving these facilities.

OHA president Anthony Dale says a potential second wave will likely collide with flu season, adding significant pressures to hospital operations.

The CEO of the Ontario Long Term Care Association said that group is committed to working with the government to expedite capital projects.

"It is true that we have made a lot of progress".

The province is also reporting 122 newly resolved cases today.

The new rules don't yet apply in the greater Toronto and Hamilton areas, the Niagara region and Windsor-Essex, all of which are still trying to reduce the numbers of local COVID-19 cases.

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