Over 400 new cases of COVID-19 in Ontario


Ford added "I want to stress, even if you receive a negative test result it doesn't mean you're clear.you can still be exposed to the virus".

In a statement, the Health Ministry said the total number of confirmed and probably cases in New Zealand stands at 1504, of which 1154 are confirmed.

The province is planning to ramp up testing for the coronavirus, after not meeting its daily testing goals in recent weeks.

Elsewhere, the total number of confirmed cases across the province rose by 1.8 per cent on Sunday, bringing the caseload to 25,500.

The province managed to complete 11,383 tests in the previous 24 hour period, which is still well below the province's capacity of 21,000 per day.

A graph included today's epidemiology report indicates the percent positivity rate (number of tests that come back positive out of total tests completed) is still up over last week.

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One person is in Middlemore Hospital with the coronavirus, but is not in ICU.

Of those total deaths, 1,300 are in long-term care settings, according to Public Health Ontario.

Speaking at Queen's Park on Sunday morning, Ford did not say specifically when the plan will be released but noted that the province intends to target "various sectors" and COVID-19 "hot spots" around Ontario.

On Friday, he said Ontario would begin testing asymptomatic front-line healthcare workers starting this weekend and doing a second round of COVID-19 testing in long-term care homes.

Public Health Ontario is also reporting 79 ongoing outbreaks at retirement homes, and 51 ongoing outbreaks at hospitals.

The Ministry of Long-Term Care reports 1,525 long-term care residents and six staff have died, and there are 1,948 active cases in residents and 1,392 active cases in staff.