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Province reports 344 new COVID-19 cases and 41 more deaths on Friday - May 29 11:24 a.m.

Ontario's testing numbers are continuing to climb closer to the province's capacity. In the 24-hours prior to Friday's report was compiled, 18,525 tests were completed. There has only be one time during the pandemic testing numbers were higher, May 9 when the 19,227 tests were done. The province is set to lay out a new testing protocol Friday. On Friday, the province reported 344 new cases, down from Thursday and an overall increase of 1.3 per cent. The number of deaths rose by 41 to 2,230. The report also appears to show 34 of those deaths were in long-term care homes. To date 27, 210 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Ontario. Of those cases 20,983 are listed as resolved which is just over 77 per cent.  
Summary of cases of COVID-19: Ontario, January 15, 2020 to May 28, 2020
Number Percentage
Number of cases1 27,210 N/A
Change from previous report (new cases) 344 1.3% increase
Resolved2 20,983 77.1
Subset of all cases that are reported to be long-term care residents3,4,5 4,989 18.3
Subset of all cases that are reported as a health care worker4,5,6 associated with long-term care outbreaks 1,775 6.5
Total number of deaths7 2,230 8.2
Deaths7 reported for residents in long-term care homes4,5,6 1,412 63.3
Deaths7 reported for health care workers5,6,2 in long-term care homes 5 0.2
Demographics - Ontario, January 15, 2020 to May 28, 2020
Number Percentage
Male 11,818 43.4
Female 15,162 55.7
19 and under 948 3.5
20-39 6,992 25.7
40-59 8,310 30.5
60-79 5,551 19.8
80 and over 5,394 19.8
Testing - Ontario, January 15, 2020 to May 28, 2020
Number Percentage
Total tests completed8 680,687 N/A
Total tests completed in the previous day9 18,525 N/A
Currently under investigation10 13,351 N/A
Hospitalizations - Ontario, January 15, 2020 to May 27, 2020
Number Percentage
Number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-1911 826 N/A
Number of patients currently in ICU12 with COVID-19 129 N/A
Number of patients currently in ICU12 on a ventilator with COVID-19 100 N/A
Long-Term Care 13, 14, 15, 16
Ministry of Long-Term Care Daily Report Public Health Ontario Daily Epidemiologic Summary (iPHIS)
Outbreaks in LTC Homes 123 190
Confirmed Cases for LTC Residents 1476 4989
Confirmed Cases for LTC Staff 1113 1775
Total confirmed LTC resident deaths 1625 1412
Total confirmed LTC staff deaths 6 5
Summary of long-term care cases of COVID-19 in Ontario from January 15, 2020 to May 28, 202013
Report Number Previous Day Number Percent Change
LTC homes with an outbreak 123 129 -4.65
LTC homes with resolved outbreaks 172 N/A N/A
Confirmed active cases of positive residents 1476 1655 -10.82
Confirmed active cases of positive staff 1113 1160 -4.05
Resident deaths in LTC homes 1625 1591 2.14
Staff deaths associated with LTC homes 6 6 N/A

Province reports 383 new COVID-19 cases and 34 more deaths on Thursday - May 28 10:52 a.m.

The number of new daily COVID-19 cases is back in the 300s. On Thursday, the province reported 383 new cases. That's an increase of 1.4 per cent over the previous day. The number of deaths rose by 34 to 2,189. To date 26,866 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Ontario. Of those cases 20,673 are listed as resolved which is about 77 per cent. The number of tests completed in the previous day before this report was 17,615.
Summary of cases of COVID-19: Ontario, January 15, 2020 to May 27, 2020
Number Percentage
Number of cases1 26,866 N/A
Change from previous report (new cases) 383 1.4% increase
Resolved2 20,673 76.9
Subset of all cases that are reported to be long-term care residents3,4,5 4,964 18.5
Subset of all cases that are reported as a health care worker4,5,6 associated with long-term care outbreaks 1,745 6.5
Total number of deaths7 2,189 8.1
Deaths7 reported for residents in long-term care homes4,5,6 1,377 62.9
Deaths7 reported for health care workers5,6,2 in long-term care homes 5 0.2
Demographics
Male 11,637 43.3
Female 15,005 55.9
19 and under 922 3.4
20-39 6,870 25.6
40-59 8,208 30.6
60-79 5,493 20.4
80 and over 5,359 19.9
Testing
Total tests completed8 662,162 N/A
Total tests completed in the previous day9 17,615 N/A
Currently under investigation10 11,868 N/A
Hospitalizations
Number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-1911 833 N/A
Number of patients currently in ICU12 with COVID-19 137 N/A
Number of patients currently in ICU12 on a ventilator with COVID-19 94 N/A
Long-Term Care 13, 14, 15, 16
Ministry of Long-Term Care Daily Report Public Health Ontario Daily Epidemiologic Summary (iPHIS)
Outbreaks in LTC Homes 129 191
Confirmed Cases for LTC Residents 1655 4964
Confirmed Cases for LTC Staff 1160 1745
Total confirmed LTC resident deaths 1591 1377
Total confirmed LTC staff deaths 6 5

Province reports 292 new COVID-19 cases and 32 more deaths on Wednesday - May 27 10:51 a.m.

The number of new COVID-19 cases in Ontario was in the 200s for the second day in a row on Wednesday. The province confirmed 292 new cases. That's a 1.1 per cent increase over the previous day. Another 32 deaths were announced bringing the death toll to 2,155. To date 26,483 cases have been reported in Ontario. Of those 20,372 are listed as resolved which is about 77 per cent of all cases. There are currently 3,956 active cases in Ontario. The number of tests completed in the day before this report rose to 15,133.
Summary of cases of COVID-19: Ontario, January 15, 2020 to May 26, 2020
Number Percentage
Number of cases1 26,483 N/A
Change from previous report (new cases) 292 1.1% increase
Resolved2 20,372 76.9
Subset of all cases that are reported to be long-term care residents3,4,5 4,936 18.6
Subset of all cases that are reported as a health care worker4,5,6 associated with long-term care outbreaks 1,721 6.5
Total number of deaths7 2,155 8.1
Deaths7 reported for residents in long-term care homes4,5,6 1,352 62.7
Deaths7 reported for health care workers5,6,2 in long-term care homes 4 0.2
Demographics
Male 11,433 43.2
Female 14,827 56.0
19 and under 888 3.4
20-39 6,737 25.4
40-59 8,101 30.6
60-79 5,421 20.5
80 and over 5,321 20.1
Testing
Total tests completed8 644,547 N/A
Total tests completed in the previous day9 15,133 N/A
Currently under investigation10 11,817 N/A
Hospitalizations
Number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-1911 847 N/A
Number of patients currently in ICU12 with COVID-19 150 N/A
Number of patients currently in ICU12 on a ventilator with COVID-19 117 N/A
Long-Term Care 13, 14, 15, 16
Ministry of Long-Term Care Daily Report Public Health Ontario Daily Epidemiologic Summary (iPHIS)
Outbreaks in LTC Homes 135 199
Confirmed Cases for LTC Residents 1765 4936
Confirmed Cases for LTC Staff 1216 1721
Total confirmed LTC resident deaths 1587 1352
Total confirmed LTC staff deaths 6 <5

Ontario extends COVID-19 emergency orders to June 9 - May 27 10:48 a.m.

It means outdoor playgrounds, public pools, bars and restaurants and more are still closed. The restrictions of just five people in a social gathering also continues. "We are extending these emergency orders to protect the health and safety of all individuals and families as we begin to gradually and safely reopen our province," said Premier Doug Ford. "To build on the progress we have made to contain COVID-19, people should continue to follow these simple public health guidelines, practise physical distancing, wear a mask when it is a challenge to physical distance, and wash their hands regularly. If you think you have COVID-19 or may have been exposed to the virus, go to an assessment centre and get tested. Please stay safe." The following emergency orders have been extended until June 9, 2020: The following orders have also been extended:

Province reports 287 new COVID-19 cases and 21 more deaths on Tuesday - May 26 10:51 a.m.

On Tuesday, the province reported 287 new COVID-19 cases. That's a 1.1 per cent increase over the previous day. They also announced 21 more deaths bringing the total number of deaths to 2,123. To date there have been 26,191 cases reported in Ontario. Of those 19,958 are listed as a resolved which is about 76 per cent of all cases. There are 4,110 active cases in the province.
Summary of cases of COVID-19: Ontario, January 15, 2020 to May 25, 2020
Number Percentage
Number of cases1 26,191 N/A
Change from previous report (new cases) 287 1.1% increase
Resolved2 19,958 76.2
Subset of all cases that are reported to be long-term care residents3,4,5 4,892 18.7
Subset of all cases that are reported as a health care worker4,5,6 associated with long-term care outbreaks 1,703 6.5
Total number of deaths7 2,123 8.1
Deaths7 reported for residents in long-term care homes4,5,6 1,335 62.9
Deaths7 reported for health care workers5,6,2 in long-term care homes 4 0.2
Demographics
Male 11,286 43.1
Female 14,679 56.0
19 and under 866 3.3
20-39 6,651 25.4
40-59 8,002 30.6
60-79 5,371 20.5
80 and over 5,285 20.2
Testing
Total tests completed8 629,414 N/A
Total tests completed in the previous day9 9,875 N/A
Currently under investigation10 6,961 N/A
Hospitalizations
Number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-1911 848 N/A
Number of patients currently in ICU12 with COVID-19 143 N/A
Number of patients currently in ICU12 on a ventilator with COVID-19 113 N/A
Long-Term Care 13, 14, 15, 16
Ministry of Long-Term Care Daily Report Public Health Ontario Daily Epidemiologic Summary (iPHIS)
Outbreaks in LTC Homes 150 201
Confirmed Cases for LTC Residents 1855 4892
Confirmed Cases for LTC Staff 1335 1703
Total confirmed LTC resident deaths 1538 1335
Total confirmed LTC staff deaths 6 <5

Province reports 404 new COVID-19 cases and 29 more deaths on Monday - May 25 10:52 a.m.

On Monday, the province confirmed 404 new COVID-19 cases. That's 1.6 per cent increase over the previous day. The number of deaths rose by 29 to 2,102. To date there have been 25,904 cases reported in Ontario. However, 19,698 of those are now listed as resolved. There are 4,104 active cases in the province. There were 8,170 tests conducted the previous day before this report.
Summary of cases of COVID-19: Ontario, January 15, 2020 to May 24, 2020
Number Percentage
Number of cases1 25,904 N/A
Change from previous report (new cases) 404 1.6% increase
Resolved2 19,698 76.0
Subset of all cases that are reported to be long-term care residents3,4,5 4,862 18.8
Subset of all cases that are reported as a health care worker4,5,6 associated with long-term care outbreaks 1,678 6.5
Total number of deaths7 2,102 8.1
Deaths7 reported for residents in long-term care homes4,5,6 1,323 62.9
Deaths7 reported for health care workers5,6,2 in long-term care homes 4 0.2
Demographics
Male 11,149 43.0
Female 14,526 56.1
19 and under 845 3.3
20-39 6,565 25.3
40-59 7,906 30.5
60-79 5,313 20.3
80 and over 5,260 20.3
Testing
Total tests completed8 619,539 N/A
Total tests completed in the previous day9 8,170 N/A
Currently under investigation10 3,883 N/A
Hospitalizations
Number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-1911 859 N/A
Number of patients currently in ICU12 with COVID-19 148 N/A
Number of patients currently in ICU12 on a ventilator with COVID-19 114 N/A
Long-Term Care 13, 14, 15, 16
Ministry of Long-Term Care Daily Report Public Health Ontario Daily Epidemiologic Summary (iPHIS)
Outbreaks in LTC Homes 159 203
Confirmed Cases for LTC Residents 1926 4862
Confirmed Cases for LTC Staff 1395 1678
Total confirmed LTC resident deaths 1531 1323
Total confirmed LTC staff deaths 6 <5

Province confirms 441 new COVID-19 cases and 28 more deaths on Friday - May 22 10:42 a.m.

Ontario's death toll from COVID-19 has now surpassed 2,000. On Friday, the province announced 28 more deaths, bringing the death toll to 2,021. There were also another 441 new cases announced, the highest daily increase in two weeks. It also represents an increase of 1.8 per cent from the day before. To date, 24,628 cases have been reported in Ontario. However, with 18,767 of those resolved there are only 3,840 active cases. On the previous day before this report 11,276 tests were conducted, marking five straight days of testing below the province's goal. Of the new tests, approximately 3.91 per cent of them came back positive, but there are still 5,516 tests under investigation.
Summary of cases of COVID-19: Ontario, January 15, 2020 to May 21, 2020
Number Percentage
Number of cases1 24,628 N/A
Change from previous report (new cases) 441 1.8% increase
Resolved2 18,767 76.2
Subset of all cases that are reported to be long-term care residents3,4,5 4,711 19.1
Subset of all cases that are reported as a health care worker4,5,6 associated with long-term care outbreaks 1,623 6.6
Total number of deaths7 2,021 8.2
Deaths7 reported for residents in long-term care homes4,5,6 1,262 62.4
Deaths7 reported for health care workers5,6,2 in long-term care homes 4 0.2
Demographics
Male 10,506 42.7
Female 13,935 56.6
19 and under 742 3.0
20-39 6,099 24.8
40-59 7,496 30.4
60-79 5,143 20.9
80 and over 5,132 20.8
Testing
Total tests completed8 588,958 N/A
Total tests completed in the previous day9 11,276 N/A
Currently under investigation10 5,516 N/A
Hospitalizations
Number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-1911 961 N/A
Number of patients currently in ICU12 with COVID-19 153 N/A
Number of patients currently in ICU12 on a ventilator with COVID-19 120 N/A
Long-Term Care 13, 14, 15, 16
Ministry of Long-Term Care Daily Report Public Health Ontario Daily Epidemiologic Summary (iPHIS)
Outbreaks in LTC Homes 171 211
Confirmed Cases for LTC Residents 2252 4711
Confirmed Cases for LTC Staff 1523 1623
Total confirmed LTC resident deaths 1486 1262
Total confirmed LTC staff deaths 6 <5

Province confirms 413 new COVID-19 cases and 31 more deaths on Thursday - May 21 11:01 a.m.

The daily number of new COVID-19 cases in Ontario is back in the 400s. On Thursday, 413 new cases were announced which is 1.7 increase over the previous day. Another 31 deaths were also confirmed bringing that total to 1,993. To date 24,187 cases have been reported in Ontario. However, with 18,509 of those resolved there are only 3,685 active cases. On the previous day before this report 10,506 tests were conducted.
Summary of cases of COVID-19: Ontario, January 15, 2020 to May 20, 2020
Number Percentage
Number of cases1 24,187 N/A
Change from previous report (new cases) 413 1.7% increase
Resolved2 18,509 76.5
Subset of all cases that are reported to be long-term care residents3,4,5 4,656 19.3
Subset of all cases that are reported as a health care worker4,5,6 associated with long-term care outbreaks 1,601 6.6
Total number of deaths7 1,993 8.2
Deaths7 reported for residents in long-term care homes4,5,6 1,242 62.3
Deaths7 reported for health care workers5,6,2 in long-term care homes 4 0.2
Demographics
Male 10,279 42.5
Female 13,735 56.8
19 and under 713 2.9
20-39 5,951 24.6
40-59 7,355 30.4
60-79 5,075 21.0
80 and over 5,080 21.0
Testing
Total tests completed8 577,682 N/A
Total tests completed in the previous day9 10,506 N/A
Currently under investigation10 5,051 N/A
Hospitalizations
Number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-1911 984 N/A
Number of patients currently in ICU12 with COVID-19 155 N/A
Number of patients currently in ICU12 on a ventilator with COVID-19 117 N/A
Long-Term Care 13, 14, 15, 16
Ministry of Long-Term Care Daily Report Public Health Ontario Daily Epidemiologic Summary (iPHIS)
Outbreaks in LTC Homes 175 216
Confirmed Cases for LTC Residents 2458 4656
Confirmed Cases for LTC Staff 1564 1601
Total confirmed LTC resident deaths 1452 1242
Total confirmed LTC staff deaths 6 <5

Province reports 390 new COVID-19 cases and 43 more deaths on Wednesday - May 20 11:00 a.m.

On Wednesday, the province confirmed 390 new COVID-19 cases. That's a 1.7 per cent increase over the previous day. They also reported 43 more deaths bringing the total number of deaths in Ontario to 1,962. To date there have been 23,774 cases on the virus. However, 18,190 of those are now resolved. There are currently 3,622 active cases in the province. There were also only 7,382 tests done in the 24-hours prior to the report.
Summary of cases of COVID-19: Ontario, January 15, 2020 to May 19, 2020
Number Percentage
Number of cases1 23,774 N/A
Change from previous report (new cases) 390 1.7% increase
Resolved6 18,190 76.5
Subset of all cases that are reported to be long-term care residents2,3,4 4,518 19.0
Subset of all cases that are reported as a health care worker3,4,5 associated with long-term care outbreaks 1,573 6.6
Total number of deaths7 1,962 8.3
Deaths7 reported for residents in long-term care homes3,4,5 1,224 62.4
Deaths7 reported for health care workers4,5,6 in long-term care homes 4 0.2
Demographics
Male 10,095 42.5
Female 13,507 56.8
19 and under 686 2.9
20-39 5,840 24.6
40-59 7,258 30.5
60-79 4,997 21.0
80 and over 4,981 21.0
Testing
Total tests completed8 567,176 N/A
Total tests completed in the previous day9 7,382 N/A
Currently under investigation10 4,444 N/A
Hospitalizations
Number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-1911 991 N/A
Number of patients currently in ICU12 with COVID-19 160 N/A
Number of patients currently in ICU12 on a ventilator with COVID-19 120 N/A
Long-Term Care 13, 14, 15, 16
Ministry of Long-Term Care Daily Report Public Health Ontario Daily Epidemiologic Summary (iPHIS)
Outbreaks in LTC Homes 183 219
Confirmed Cases for LTC Residents 2563 4518
Confirmed Cases for LTC Staff 1611 1573
Total confirmed LTC resident deaths 1427 1224
Total confirmed LTC staff deaths 5 <5

Emergency orders in Ontario extended until May 29 - May 19 11:14 a.m.

Just as businesses are reopening, the province has decided to extend all emergency orders until May 29. However it's not all bad news, as the government also says certain outdoor amenities will be allowed to open before that. You still won't be able to let your kids use the playground, but as of Tuesday, you can bring your pets to off-leash dog parks. According to the province, outdoor picnic sites, park benches, shelters, outdoor sports facilities and multi-use fields, and some recreational areas are allowed to reopen starting Tuesday. Playgrounds, play structures and public swimming pools are some of the things that won't be opening for the time being. Splash pads or similar water facilities will also stay closed, along with any outdoor fitness equipment. The province hasn't specifically said when you'll be able to use those things again. They only say that will happen in a later stage of the province's reopening plan. "Although we are entering the first stage of our framework to reopen the economy, it's critical that we continue to do so in a safe and responsible manner," said Premier Doug Ford. "The people of Ontario have been doing a fantastic job to help flatten the curve and stop the spread of this terrible virus. With warmer weather beginning, individuals and families will now be able to enjoy many outdoor amenities, but everyone must continue to maintain physical distancing from those outside of their household." There's also an exemption to the emergency order allowing 'drive-in' religious gatherings. That means churches, mosques and temples can allow gatherings, but probably not what you're used to. You'll have to stay inside your vehicle and there are other conditions, like only allowing people from one household in a single vehicle and keeping those vehicles two metres apart. A maximum of five people can conduct a 'drive-in' service from outside and they too must stay two metres away from each other. "Our government recognizes the importance that Ontarians place on participating in religious services," said Solicitor General Sylvia Jones. "We continue to take a measured approach to reopening our province and this exemption is another important step forward in that process." Despite some easing of restrictions, the rest of the province's emergency orders will be in effect until at least May 29.

Province reports 427 new COVID-19 cases and 15 more deaths on Tuesday - May 19 11:03 a.m.

The province is reporting 427 new COVID-19 cases on Monday. That's an increase of 1.9 per cent. Another 15 deaths were confirmed bringing the death toll to 1,919. To date there have been 23,384 cases in Ontario. Of those 17,898 are listed as resolved. There are currently 3,567 active cases. There were only 5,813 tests done in the 24-hour period prior to the report.
Summary of cases of COVID-19: Ontario, January 15, 2020 to May 18, 2020
Number Percentage
Number of cases1 23,384 N/A
Change from previous report 427 1.9% increase
Subset of cases that are reported to be long-term care residents2,3,4 4,235 18.1
Change from previous report N/A N/A
Subset of cases that are reported as a health care worker3,4,5 associated with long-term care outbreaks 1,456 6.2
Change from previous report N/A N/A
Resolved6 17,898 76.5
Total number of deaths7 1,919 8.2
Deaths7 reported for residents in long-term care homes3,4,5 1,115 58.1
Deaths7 reported for health care workers4,5,6 in long-term care homes 3 0.2
Demographics
Male 9,919 42.4
Female 13,294 56.9
19 and under 668 2.9
20-39 5,707 24.4
40-59 7,155 30.6
60-79 4,923 21.1
80 and over 4,916 21.0
Testing
Total tests completed8 559,794 N/A
Total tests completed in the previous day9 5,813 N/A
Currently under investigation10 2,294 N/A
Hospitalizations
Number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-1911 987 N/A
Number of patients currently in ICU12 with COVID-19 167 N/A
Number of patients currently in ICU12 on a ventilator with COVID-19 123 N/A
Long-Term Care 13, 14, 15, 16
Ministry of Long-Term Care Daily Report Public Health Ontario Daily Epidemiologic Summary (iPHIS)
Outbreaks in LTC Homes 190 220
Confirmed Cases for LTC Residents 2538 4235
Confirmed Cases for LTC Staff 1615 1456
Total confirmed LTC resident deaths 1408 1115
Total confirmed LTC staff deaths 5 <5

Province confirms 341 new COVID-19 cases and 27 deaths on Friday - May 15 11:08 a.m.

The daily number of COVID-19 cases in Ontario jumped back into the 300S on Friday. The province reported 341 new cases. The province also says that due to a glitch, Thursday's numbers were under-reported, so there were actually 345 new cases that day, instead of the reported 258. The new total of cases in the province is 21,922, including 1,825 deaths and 16,641 cases that have been resolved. The adjusted numbers mean that the growth rate of new cases has been a steady 1.6 per cent over the past three days. To date there have been 21,922 cases in Ontario, but not all of those cases are active. There are only 3,456 active cases in the province. The number of resolved cases rose by 437 to 16,641 which represents nearly 76 per cent of all cases. The number of deaths increased by 27 to 1,825. During the previous day before the latest report 18,354 tested were conducted with a 2.3 per cent positivity rate.
Summary of cases of COVID-19: Ontario, January 15, 2020 to May 14, 2020
Number Percentage
Number of cases1 21,922 N/A
Change from previous report 428 2.0% increase
Resolved2 16,641 75.9
Deceased3 1,825 8.3
Demographics
Male 9,225 42.1
Female 12,533 57.2
19 and under 601 2.7
20-39 5,251 24.0
40-59 6,693 30.5
60-79 4,659 21.3
80 and over 4,702 21.4
Testing
Total tests completed4 510,841 N/A
Total tests completed in the previous day5 18,354 N/A
Currently under investigation6 14,373 N/A
Hospitalizations
Number of patients hospitalized with COVID-197 986 N/A
Number of patients in ICU8 with COVID-19 179 N/A
Number of patients in ICU8 on a ventilator with COVID-19 135 N/A
Long-Term Care 9, 10, 11, 12
Ministry of Long-Term Care Daily Report Public Health Ontario Daily Epidemiologic Summary (iPHIS)
Outbreaks in LTC Homes 186 263
Confirmed Cases for LTC Residents 2429 2953
Confirmed Cases for LTC Staff 1647 1580
Total confirmed LTC resident deaths 1320 823
Total confirmed LTC staff deaths 5 <5

Province says stage one of reopening starts Tuesday, some things such as golf courses to open Saturday - May 14 2:08 p.m.

The province is announcing more details of their reopening plan and says stage one will begin on Tuesday, while a few things will be allowed to open as early as Saturday, in time for the long weekend. As early as Saturday, golf courses and driving ranges will be able to open, however, clubhouses can only open for washroom access or for take-out service at restaurants. Private parks and campgrounds will also be allowed to open, in order to start prepping for the season, as well as to allow access for trailers and recreational vehicles whose owners have a full season contract. Marinas, boat clubs and public boat launches may open for recreational use and businesses that board animals, like stables, will be allowed to accept visitors again. On Tuesday, stage one begins as many retail stores will be allowed to reopen, as long as they have separate street-front entrances and can implement measures to enable physical distancing. This means shopping malls will stay shut down for the time being. Also on Tuesday, pet groomers will be allowed to start up, along with other animal services like training and regular vet appointments. Indoor and outdoor household services will be allowed to get going as long as they follow all public health guidelines. This includes things like housekeepers, cooks, painters, cleaning or repair services and pool maintenance. Construction will be able to start up on Tuesday, as the essential workplace limits are lifted for that industry. In addition, seasonal businesses and recreational activities for individual or single competitors will be allowed to start up. That means things like training and sport competitions conducted by a recognized national or provincial sport organization. This also includes indoor and outdoor non-team sport competitions that can be played while maintaining physical distancing and without spectators, such as tennis, track and field, gymnastics, figure skating and horse racing. Some medical services will be allowed to start again, including in-person counselling and scheduled surgeries. This includes psychology or addictions counselling. Despite the easing of restrictions, the province is encouraging people to continue working from home as much as possible. "During the last several weeks, the people of Ontario have been called on to make incredible sacrifices to help us stop the spread of COVID-19, including staying home from work, closing down businesses and going without a regular paycheque," said Premier Doug Ford. "However, we are reopening even more of our businesses beginning this long weekend. We are taking a cautious, balanced approach to our economic reopening, to protect the health and safety of everyone." The province also says it will be providing an update on school closures and child care early next week. If you have questions about what will be open or how this impacts to your business or employment, call the Stop the Spread Business Information Line at 1-888-444-3659. "We are taking a cautious, practical and reasonable approach to restarting the economy, while maintaining the health and safety of the people of Ontario as our top priority," said Finance Minister Rod Phillips. "This will allow Ontario to emerge from this outbreak with a clear path to economic recovery that keeps people safe and healthy."

Province reports 258 new COVID-19 cases and 33 more deaths Thursday - May 14 11:08 a.m.

On Thursday, 258 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Ontario. That is the lowest number of new daily cases since the end of March. To date there have been 21,494 cases in the province. However, not all of those cases are active. The number of resolved cases is 16,204 which is more than 75 per cent of all cases. The number of deaths rose by 33 to 1,798. There are currently 3,492 active cases in Ontario. In day before Thursday's report 17,429 tests were conducted and only about 1.5 per cent of those came back positive. There are more tests still under investigation, with 17,578 yet to render results.
Summary of cases of COVID-19: Ontario, January 15, 2020 to May 13, 2020
Number Percentage
Number of cases1 21,494 N/A
Change from previous report 258 1.2% increase
Resolved2 16,204 75.4
Deceased3 1,798 8.4
Demographics
Male 9,037 42.0
Female 12,297 57.2
19 and under 592 2.8
20-39 5,118 23.8
40-59 6,548 30.5
60-79 4,589 21.4
80 and over 4,632 21.6
Testing
Total tests completed4 492,487 N/A
Total tests completed in the previous day5 17,429 N/A
Currently under investigation6 17,578 N/A
Hospitalizations
Number of patients hospitalized with COVID-197 1,026 N/A
Number of patients in ICU8 with COVID-19 184 N/A
Number of patients in ICU8 on a ventilator with COVID-19 141 N/A
Long-Term Care 9, 10, 11, 12
Ministry of Long-Term Care Daily Report Public Health Ontario Daily Epidemiologic Summary (iPHIS)
Outbreaks in LTC Homes 185 254
Confirmed Cases for LTC Residents 2501 2879
Confirmed Cases for LTC Staff 1668 1564
Total confirmed LTC resident deaths 1308 814
Total confirmed LTC staff deaths 5 <5
 

Province reports 329 new COVID-19 cases and 40 more deaths on Wednesday - May 13 10:57 a.m.

The daily number of new COVID-19 cases in Ontario remained in the 300s on Wednesday. The province confirmed 329 new cases. They also announced 40 more deaths bringing the death toll in Ontario to 1,765. To date there have been 21,236 cases in the province, but not all of those cases are still active. The number of resolved cases rose by 454 to 15,845. That means nearly 75 per cent of the province's cases are resolved. There are currently 3,626 active cases in Ontario. During the previous day 15,137 tests were conducted and approximately 2.1 per cent of those came back positive. There are still 13,395 tests under investigation.
Summary of cases of COVID-19: Ontario, January 15, 2020 to May 12, 2020
Number Percentage
Number of cases1 21,236 N/A
Change from previous report 329 1.6% increase
Resolved2 15,845 74.6
Deceased3 1,765 8.3
Demographics
Male 8,923 42.0
Female 12,155 57.2
19 and under 571 2.7
20-39 5,045 23.8
40-59 6,481 30.5
60-79 4,544 21.4
80 and over 4,581 21.6
Testing
Total tests completed4 475,058 N/A
Total tests completed in the previous day5 15,137 N/A
Currently under investigation6 13,395 N/A
Hospitalizations
Number of patients hospitalized with COVID-197 1,018 N/A
Number of patients in ICU8 with COVID-19 189 N/A
Number of patients in ICU8 on a ventilator with COVID-19 144 N/A
Long-Term Care 9, 10, 11, 12
Ministry of Long-Term Care Daily Report Public Health Ontario Daily Epidemiologic Summary (iPHIS)
Outbreaks in LTC Homes 180 256
Confirmed Cases for LTC Residents 2690 2982
Confirmed Cases for LTC Staff 1672 1561
Total confirmed LTC resident deaths 1269 814
Total confirmed LTC staff deaths <5 <5

Province confirms 361 new COVID-19 cases and 56 more deaths on Tuesday - May 12 10:43 a.m.

The number of new COVID-19 cases rose by 361 in Ontario on Tuesday. The province also reported 56 more deaths bringing the total number of deaths to 1,725. There are 20,907 confirmed cases in Ontario to date, but not all of those are active. The number of resolved cases rose by 260 to 15,391. There are 3,791 active cases in Ontario. Testing was down in the newest report with only 11,957 tests done in the 24-hours prior to the release of the latest numbers. It means the positivity rate was approximately 3.02 per cent, but there are also 10,811 still under investigation. It's the first time in five days the rate has been above three per cent.
Summary of cases of COVID-19: Ontario, January 15, 2020 to May 11, 2020
Number Percentage
Number of cases1 20,907 N/A
Change from previous report 361 1.8% increase
Resolved2 15,391 73.6
Deceased3 1,725 8.3
Demographics
Male 8,776 42.0
Female 11,971 57.3
19 and under 552 2.6
20-39 4,952 23.7
40-59 6,392 30.6
60-79 4,489 21.5
80 and over 4,508 21.6
Testing
Total tests completed4 459,921 N/A
Total tests completed in the previous day5 11,957 N/A
Currently under investigation6 10,811 N/A
Hospitalizations
Number of patients hospitalized with COVID-197 1,025 N/A
Number of patients in ICU8 with COVID-19 192 N/A
Number of patients in ICU8 on a ventilator with COVID-19 146 N/A
Long-Term Care 9, 10, 11, 12
Ministry of Long-Term Care Daily Report Public Health Ontario Daily Epidemiologic Summary (iPHIS)
Outbreaks in LTC Homes 180 249
Confirmed Cases for LTC Residents 2703 2972
Confirmed Cases for LTC Staff 1677 1558
Total confirmed LTC resident deaths 1239 812
Total confirmed LTC staff deaths <5 <5

Province reports 308 new COVID-19 cases and 35 more deaths Monday - May 11 10:49 a.m.

On Monday, the province confirmed 308 new COVID-19 cases. That brings the total number of cases in Ontario to 20,546. However, not all of those cases are active. About 73 per cent or 15,131 cases are listed as resolved. Another 35 people have died bringing the death toll to 1,669. There are currently 3,746 active cases in the province. The previous day before Monday's report 13,970 tests were conducted. The positivity rate of those tests was approximately 2.2 per cent, but there are still 9,018 tests still under investigation.
Summary of cases of COVID-19: Ontario, January 15, 2020 to May 10, 2020
Number Percentage
Number of cases1 20,546 N/A
Change from previous report 308 1.5% increase
Resolved2 15,131 73.6
Deceased3 1,669 8.1
Demographics
Male 8,615 41.9
Female 11,768 57.3
19 and under 538 2.6
20-39 4,857 23.6
40-59 6,287 30.6
60-79 4,411 21.5
80 and over 4,439 21.6
Testing
Total tests completed4 447,964 N/A
Total tests completed in the previous day5 13,970 N/A
Currently under investigation6 9,018 N/A
Hospitalizations
Number of patients hospitalized with COVID-197 1027 N/A
Number of patients in ICU8 with COVID-19 194 N/A
Number of patients in ICU8 on a ventilator with COVID-19 147 N/A
Long-Term Care 9, 10, 11, 12
Ministry of Long-Term Care Daily Report Public Health Ontario Daily Epidemiologic Summary (iPHIS)
Outbreaks in LTC Homes 174 245
Confirmed Cases for LTC Residents 2725 2895
Confirmed Cases for LTC Staff 1691 1530
Total confirmed LTC resident deaths 1235 796
Total confirmed LTC staff deaths <5 <5
   

Province reports 477 new COVID-19 cases and 63 more deaths - May 8 11:04 a.m.

On Friday, the province confirmed 477 new COVID-19 cases. They also announced 63 more deaths brining the death toll in Ontario from the virus to 1,540. The total number of cases reported in the province is 19,598, but 71 per cent of those cases are now resolved. There were 16,295 new tests in the latest report which makes the positivity rate (new cases/new tests) around 2.93 per cent.
Summary of cases of COVID-19: Ontario, January 15, 2020 to May 7, 2020
Number Percentage
Number of cases1 19,598 N/A
Change from previous report 477 2.5% increase
Resolved2 13,990 71.4
Deceased3 1,540 7.9
Demographics
Male 8,213 41.9
Female 11,222 57.3
19 and under 504 2.6
20-39 4,602 23.5
40-59 5,972 30.5
60-79 4,254 21.7
80 and over 4,254 21.7
Testing
Total tests completed4 397,149 N/A
Total tests completed in the previous day5 16,295 N/A
Currently under investigation6 14,641 N/A
Hospitalizations
Number of patients hospitalized with COVID-197 1028 N/A
Number of patients in ICU8 with COVID-19 213 N/A
Number of patients in ICU8 on a ventilator with COVID-19 166 N/A
Long-Term Care 9, 10, 11, 12
Ministry of Long-Term Care Daily Report Public Health Ontario Daily Epidemiologic Summary (iPHIS)
Outbreaks in LTC Homes 175 234
Confirmed Cases for LTC Residents 2782 2783
Confirmed Cases for LTC Staff 1707 1398
Total confirmed LTC resident deaths 1150 720
Total confirmed LTC staff deaths <5 <5

Province confirms 412 new COVID-19 cases and 68 more deaths on Wednesday - May 6 10:53 a.m.

On Wednesday, the province reported 412 new COVID-19 cases. They also reported 68 more deaths bringing the total in Ontario to 1,429. As of Wednesday, 18, 722 cases have been reported, but 13,222 or 70.6 per cent of those are now resolved. There were also 12,961 new tests done in the 24-hours before the latest update which means about 3.18 per cent of the tests came back positive. The province has been calling on 16,000 tests to be done each day which hasn't been the case since Sunday's report.
Summary of cases of COVID-19: Ontario, January 15, 2020 to May 5, 2020
Number Percentage
Number of cases1 18,722 N/A
Change from previous report 412 2.3% increase
Resolved2 13,222 70.6
Deceased3 1,429 7.6
Demographics
Male 7,824 41.8
Female 10,732 57.3
19 and under 473 2.5
20-39 4,379 23.4
40-59 5,652 30.2
60-79 4,089 21.8
80 and over 4,116 22.0
Testing
Total tests completed4 365,675 N/A
Total tests completed in the previous day5 12,961 N/A
Currently under investigation6 8,790 N/A
Hospitalizations
Number of patients hospitalized with COVID-197 1032 N/A
Number of patients in ICU8 with COVID-19 219 N/A
Number of patients in ICU8 on a ventilator with COVID-19 174 N/A
Long-Term Care 9, 10, 11, 12
Ministry of Long-Term Care Daily Report Public Health Ontario Daily Epidemiologic Summary (iPHIS)
Outbreaks in LTC Homes 174 223
Confirmed Cases for LTC Residents 2819 2576
Confirmed Cases for LTC Staff 1621 1293
Total confirmed LTC resident deaths 1074 653
Total confirmed LTC staff deaths <5 <5

Province confirms 387 new COVID-19 cases and 61 more deaths on Tuesday - May 5 10:44 a.m.

The province reported new 387 COVID-19 cases on Tuesday. This is the second day in a row that the number of new cases has been in the 300s. Another 61 deaths were announced bringing the death toll to 1,361. The total number of cases in Ontario is 18,310, but 12,779 of those cases are resolved. The province also announced 10,654 new tests in the report. It means about 3.63 per cent of the tests came back positive.
Summary of cases of COVID-19: Ontario, January 15, 2020 to May 4, 2020
Number Percentage
Number of cases1 18,310 N/A
Change from previous report 387 2.2% increase
Resolved2 12,779 69.8
Deceased3 1,361 7.4
Demographics
Male 7,629 41.7
Female 10,521 57.5
19 and under 451 2.5
20-39 4,257 23.2
40-59 5,528 30.2
60-79 4,012 22.1
80 and over 4,051 22.2
Testing
Total tests completed4 352,714 N/A
Total tests completed in the previous day5 10,654 N/A
Currently under investigation6 6,023 N/A
Hospitalizations
Number of patients hospitalized with COVID-197 1 043 N/A
Number of patients in ICU8 with COVID-19 223 N/A
Number of patients in ICU8 on a ventilator with COVID-19 166 N/A
Long-Term Care 9, 10, 11, 12
Ministry of Long-Term Care Daily Report Public Health Ontario Daily Epidemiologic Summary (iPHIS)
Outbreaks in LTC Homes 175 218
Confirmed Cases for LTC Residents 2740 2707
Confirmed Cases for LTC Staff 1613 1340
Total confirmed LTC resident deaths 1003 697
Total confirmed LTC staff deaths <5 <5
   

Province reports 370 new COVID-19 cases and 84 more deaths on Monday - May 4 10:43 a.m.

On Monday, the province confirmed new 370 COVID-19 cases. That brings the total in Ontario to 17, 923. The number of deaths from the virus rose by 84 to 1,300. Another 500 cases are listed as resolved bringing that total to 12,505. That means 69 per cent of all of the cases in Ontario are now resolved. There were 14,555 new tests performed in the report which means about 2.54 per cent of the new tests were positive.
Summary of cases of COVID-19: Ontario, January 15, 2020 to May 3, 2020
Number Percentage
Number of cases1 17,923 N/A
Change from previous report 370 2.1% increase
Resolved2 12,505 69.8
Deceased3 1,300 7.3
Demographics
Male 7,453 41.6
Female 10,312 57.5
19 and under 431 2.4
20-39 4,156 23.2
40-59 5,403 30.1
60-79 3,939 22.0
80 and over 3,984 22.2
Testing
Total tests completed4 342,060 N/A
Total tests completed in the previous day5 14,555 N/A
Currently under investigation6 6,265 N/A
Hospitalizations
Number of patients hospitalized with COVID-197 984 N/A
Number of patients in ICU8 with COVID-19 225 N/A
Number of patients in ICU8 on a ventilator with COVID-19 175 N/A
Long-Term Care 9, 10, 11, 12
Ministry of Long-Term Care Daily Report Public Health Ontario Daily Epidemiologic Summary (iPHIS)
Outbreaks in LTC Homes 175 212
Confirmed Cases for LTC Residents 2751 2564
Confirmed Cases for LTC Staff 1619 1274
Total confirmed LTC resident deaths 972 626
Total confirmed LTC staff deaths <5 <5

Sale of fireworks banned in Hamilton until July 4 - May 4 10:43 a.m.

Victoria Day is just a few weeks away but you won't be able to buy any fireworks to celebrate. Hamilton's emergency operations centre says the sale of fireworks will be banned until July 4. City Hall already decided to cancel the annual fireworks display at the Dundas Driving Park.

Province reports 421 new COVID-19 cases and 39 more deaths on Friday - May 1 11:03 a.m.

On Friday, the province confirmed 421 new COVID-19 cases. That brings the total in the province to 16,608. Another 39 deaths were announced bringing the death toll to 1,121. The number of resolved cases rose by 620 to 10,825. That means more than 65 per cent of people with the virus have recovered. The number of tests conducted in the 24-hours prior to the report hit an all time record high. The province did 16,532 tests. It means just 2.55 per cent of these test came back positive.
Summary of cases of COVID-19: Ontario, January 15, 2020 to April 30, 2020
Number Percentage
Number of cases1 16,608 N/A
Change from previous report 421 2.6% increase
Resolved2 10,825 65.2
Deceased3 1,121 6.7
Demographics
Male 6,917 41.6
Female 9,538 57.4
19 and under 384 2.3
20-39 3,786 22.8
40-59 5,004 30.1
60-79 3,673 22.1
80 and over 3,753 22.6
Testing
Total tests completed4 294,054 N/A
Total tests completed in the previous day5 16,532 N/A
Currently under investigation6 11,975 N/A
Hospitalizations
Number of patients hospitalized with COVID-197 1017 N/A
Number of patients in ICU8 with COVID-19 225 N/A
Number of patients in ICU8 on a ventilator with COVID-19 175 N/A
Long-Term Care 9, 10, 11, 12
Ministry of Long-Term Care Daily Report Public Health Ontario Daily Epidemiologic Summary (iPHIS)
Outbreaks in LTC Homes 166 198
Confirmed Cases for LTC Residents 2722 2455
Confirmed Cases for LTC Staff 1482 1187
Total confirmed LTC resident deaths 861 541
Total confirmed LTC staff deaths <5 <5
 

Province reports 459 new COVID-19 cases and 86 more deaths on Thursday - April 11:53 a.m.

A new grim record was set in Ontario on Thursday. The province announced another 86 COVID-19 related deaths which is the highest one-day increase since the outbreak began. There have now been 1,082 deaths related to the virus in Ontario. There were 459 new cases reported for a total of 16,187. These new numbers were from a record high number of tests in one day. There were 12,928 tests done in the 24-hours prior to the results being tallied. The number of resolved cases rose by 593 to 10,205.
Summary of cases of COVID-19: Ontario, January 15, 2020 to April 29, 2020
Number Percentage
Number of cases1 16,187 N/A
Change from previous report 459 2.9% increase
Resolved2 10,205 63.0
Deceased3 1,082 6.3
Demographics
Male 6,754 41.7
Female 9,280 57.3
19 and under 371 2.3
20-39 3,693 22.8
40-59 4,871 30.1
60-79 3,581 22.1
80 and over 3,664 22.6
Testing
Total tests completed4 277,522 N/A
Total tests completed in the previous day5 12,928 N/A
Currently under investigation6 11,859 N/A
Hospitalizations
Number of patients hospitalized with COVID-197 999 N/A
Number of patients in ICU8 with COVID-19 233 N/A
Number of patients in ICU8 on a ventilator with COVID-19 181 N/A
Long-Term Care 9, 10, 11, 12
Ministry of Long-Term Care Daily Report Public Health Ontario Daily Epidemiologic Summary (iPHIS)
Outbreaks in LTC Homes 163 190
Confirmed Cases for LTC Residents 2614 2385
Confirmed Cases for LTC Staff 1430 1148
Total confirmed LTC resident deaths 835 530
Total confirmed LTC staff deaths <5 <5

Province confirms 347 new COVID-19 cases and 45 more deaths on Wednesday - April 29 11:02 a.m.

On Wednesday, the province reported 347 new COVID-19 cases. A sharp decline from the 525 new cases confirmed on Tuesday. This is the first time the number of daily cases has been in the 300s since April 7. The total number of cases in Ontario is now 15, 728. Forty-five more deaths were also reported Wednesday for a total of 996. The number of resolved cases jumped by 702 to 9,612. That means more than 60 per cent of people who had the virus have now recovered. There were 11,554 tests performed in the 24-hours prior to the latest numbers which means just three per cent came back positive.
Summary of cases of COVID-19: Ontario, January 15, 2020 to April 28, 2020
Number Percentage
Number of cases1 15,728 N/A
Change from previous report 347 2.3% increase
Resolved2 9,612 61.1
Deceased3 996 6.3
Demographics
Male 6,546 41.6
Female 9,041 57.5
19 and under 363 2.3
20-39 3,583 22.8
40-59 4,725 30.0
60-79 3,486 22.2
80 and over 3,564 22.7
Testing
Total tests completed4 264,594 N/A
Total tests completed in the previous day5 11,554 N/A
Currently under investigation6 9,530 N/A
Hospitalizations
Number of patients hospitalized with COVID-197 977 N/A
Number of patients in ICU8 with COVID-19 235 N/A
Number of patients in ICU8 on a ventilator with COVID-19 186 N/A
Long-Term Care 9, 10, 11, 12
Ministry of Long-Term Care Daily Report Public Health Ontario Daily Epidemiologic Summary (iPHIS)
Outbreaks in LTC Homes 159 181
Confirmed Cases for LTC Residents 2632 2352
Confirmed Cases for LTC Staff 1361 1108
Total confirmed LTC resident deaths 775 521
Total confirmed LTC staff deaths <5 <5

Province reports 424 new COVID-19 cases and 57 more deaths Monday - April 27 10:47 a.m.

On Monday, the province confirmed 424 new COVID-19 cases. This is the lowest single day increase since Easter Monday. The total number of cases in Ontario is now 14,856. Another 57 deaths were announced bringing the total to 892. The number of resolved cases continues to jump up as well. There are 525 new cases listed as resolved for a total of 8,525. Of those infected 57.4 per cent have recovered. There were 12,550 new tests performed in the 24-hour period before this report which means 3.38 per cent of those tests came back positive.
Summary of cases of COVID-19: Ontario, January 15, 2020 to April 26, 2020
Number Percentage
Number of cases1 14,856 N/A
Change from previous report 424 2.9% increase
Resolved2 8,525 57.4
Deceased3 892 6.0
Demographics
Male 6,168 41.5
Female 8,548 57.5
19 and under 326 2.2
20-39 3,398 22.9
40-59 4,504 30.3
60-79 3,302 22.2
80 and over 3,318 22.3
Testing
Total tests completed4 242,188 N/A
Total tests completed in the previous day5 12,550 N/A
Currently under investigation6 5,001 N/A
Hospitalizations
Number of patients hospitalized with COVID-197 945 N/A
Number of patients in ICU8 with COVID-19 241 N/A
Number of patients in ICU8 on a ventilator with COVID-19 191 N/A
Long-Term Care 9, 10, 11, 12
Ministry of Long-Term Care Daily Report Public Health Ontario Daily Epidemiologic Summary (iPHIS)
Outbreaks in LTC Homes 150 170
Confirmed Cases for LTC Residents 2523 2346
Confirmed Cases for LTC Staff 1187 1101
Total confirmed LTC resident deaths 671 497
Total confirmed LTC staff deaths <5 <5

Province reports 640 new COVID-19 cases and 50 more deaths on Friday - April 24 10:49 a.m.

On Friday, the province reported 640 new COVID-19 cases. This again set a new record for increases in one day. The total number of cases in Ontario now stands at 13,519. Another 50 deaths were confirmed bringing that total to 763. The number of people who have recovered from the virus rose by 407 to 7,087.
Summary of cases of COVID-19: Ontario, January 15, 2020 to April 23, 2020
Number Percentage
Number of cases1 13,519 N/A
Change from previous report 640 5.0% increase
Resolved2 7,087 52.4
Deceased3 763 5.6
Demographics
Male 5,640 41.7
Female 7,737 57.2
19 and under 292 2.2
20-39 3,052 22.6
40-59 4,108 30.4
60-79 3,029 22.4
80 and over 3,029 22.4
Testing
Total tests completed4 207,040 N/A
Total tests completed in the previous day5 12,295 N/A
Currently under investigation6 5,414 N/A
Hospitalizations
Number of patients hospitalized with COVID-197 910 N/A
Number of patients in ICU8 with COVID-19 243 N/A
Number of patients in ICU8 on a ventilator with COVID-19 193 N/A
Long-Term Care 9, 10, 11, 12
Ministry of Long-Term Care Daily Report Public Health Ontario Daily Epidemiologic Summary (iPHIS)
Outbreaks in LTC Homes 131 143
Confirmed Cases for LTC Residents 2287 2166
Confirmed Cases for LTC Staff 1089 915
Total confirmed LTC resident deaths 573 463
Total confirmed LTC staff deaths <5 <5

Province confirms 634 new COVID-19 cases and 54 more deaths on Thursday - April 23 10:51

The province announced another 634 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday. That brings the provincial total to 12,879. Another 54 deaths were also confirmed which means 713 people in Ontario have died of the virus. The number of resolved cases rose by 459 to 6,680.
Summary of cases of COVID-19: Ontario, January 15, 2020 to April 22, 2020
Number Percentage
Number of cases1 12,879 N/A
Change from previous report 634 5.2% increase
Resolved2 6,680 51.9
Deceased3 713 5.5
Demographics
Male 5,408 42.0
Female 7,342 57.0
19 and under 284 2.2
20-39 2,914 22.6
40-59 3,945 30.6
60-79 2,909 22.6
80 and over 2,816 21.9
Testing
Total tests completed4 194,745 N/A
Total tests completed in the previous day5 10,214 N/A
Currently under investigation6 6,757 N/A
Hospitalizations
Number of patients hospitalized with COVID-197 887 N/A
Number of patients in ICU8 with COVID-19 233 N/A
Number of patients in ICU8 on a ventilator with COVID-19 185 N/A
Long-Term Care 9, 10, 11, 12
Ministry of Long-Term Care Daily Report Public Health Ontario Daily Epidemiologic Summary (iPHIS)
Outbreaks in LTC Homes 132 135
Confirmed Cases for LTC Residents 2,189 1,933
Confirmed Cases for LTC Staff 1,058 889
Total confirmed LTC resident deaths 516 358
Total confirmed LTC staff deaths <5 <5

Province reports 510 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday and 37 more deaths - April 22 10:41 a.m.

On, Wednesday the province announced 510 new COVID-19 cases. That brings the total in Ontario to 12,245. Another 37 deaths were reported for a total of 659. They say 295 deaths of those deaths were reported among residents/patients in long-term care homes. The number of resolved cases rose by 415 for a total of 6,221. Those new numbers mean more than 50 per cent of people with the virus have recovered. The latest numbers also added more than 10,000 tests done in the 24-hour span prior to the report.
Summary of cases of COVID-19: Ontario, January 15, 2020 to April 21, 2020
Number Percentage
Number of cases1 12,245 N/A
Change from previous report 510 4.3% increase
Resolved2 6,221 50.8
Deceased3 659 5.4
Demographics
Male 5,169 42.2
Female 6,952 56.8
19 and under 270 2.2
20-39 2,781 22.7
40-59 3,798 31.0
60-79 2,778 22.7
80 and over 2,609 21.3
Testing
Total tests completed4 184,531 N/A
Total tests completed in the previous day5 10,361 N/A
Currently under investigation6 6,845 N/A
Hospitalizations
Number of patients hospitalized with COVID-197 878 N/A
Number of patients in ICU8 with COVID-19 243 N/A
Number of patients in ICU8 on a ventilator with COVID-19 192 N/A

Province confirms 551 new COVID-19 cases and 38 more deaths on Tuesday - April 21 12:40 p.m.

Another 551 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Ontario on Tuesday. The total number of cases in the province is now 11,735. Along with the new cases they also reported 38 more deaths for a total of 622. The number of resolved cases rose by 291 to 5,806.
Summary of cases of COVID-19: Ontario, January 15, 2020 to April 20, 2020
Number Percentage
Number of cases1 11,735 N/A
Change from previous report 551 4.9% increase
Resolved2 5,806 49.5
Deceased3 622 5.3
Demographics
Male 4,955 42.2
Female 6,663 56.8
19 and under 260 2.2
20-39 2,657 22.6
40-59 3,665 31.2
60-79 2,687 22.9
80 and over 2,457 20.9
Testing
Total tests completed4 174,170 N/A
Total tests completed in the previous day5 9,330 N/A
Currently under investigation6 5,546 N/A
Hospitalizations
Number of patients hospitalized with COVID-197 859 N/A
Number of patients in ICU8 with COVID-19 250 N/A
Number of patients in ICU8 on a ventilator with COVID-19 194 N/A

Province reports 606 new cases of COVID-19 and 31 more deaths on Monday - April 20 10:40 a.m.

On Monday, the province reported 606 new COVID-19 cases. That's the highest single day increase since the outbreak began in Ontario. It brings the total number of cases in the province to 11,184. Another 31 deaths were also announced for a new total of 584. The number of people listed as recovered rose by 306 to 5,515. There were 8,743 tests conducted on Sunday.
Summary of cases of COVID-19: Ontario, January 15, 2020 to April 19, 2020
Number Percentage
Number of cases1 11,184 N/A
Change from previous report 606 5.7% increase
Resolved2 5,515 49.3
Deceased3 584 5.2
Demographics
Male 4,728 42.3
Female 6,354 56.8
19 and under 248 2.2
20-39 2,525 22.6
40-59 3,502 31.3
60-79 2,580 23.1
80 and over 2,312 20.7
Testing
Total tests completed4 164,840 N/A
Total tests completed in the previous day5 8,743 N/A
Currently under investigation6 3,799 N/A
Hospitalizations
Number of patients hospitalized with COVID-197 802 N/A
Number of patients in ICU8 with COVID-19 247 N/A
Number of patients in ICU8 on a ventilator with COVID-19 193 N/A

Province reports 564 new COVID-19 cases and 55 more deaths on Friday - April 17 11:07 a.m.

The number of new COVID-19 cases and deaths hit a grim record in Ontario on Friday. The province is reporting 564 new cases which is the highest single day increase. The total number of cases in Ontario is 9,525. The number of deaths rose by 55 which is also the highest single day increases. There have now been 478 deaths linked to the virus in the province. The new numbers are the results of another 8,899 tests. On a positive note the number of resolved cases increased by 362 to 4,556.
Summary of cases of COVID-19: Ontario, January 15, 2020 to April 16, 2020
Number Percentage
Number of cases1 9,525 N/A
Change from previous report 564 6.3% increase
Resolved2 4,556 47.8
Deceased3 478 5.0
Demographics
Male 4,074 42.8
Female 5,380 56.5
19 and under 210 2.2
20-39 2,164 22.7
40-59 3,067 32.2
60-79 2,214 23.2
80 and over 1,864 19.6
Testing
Total tests completed4 136,992 N/A
Total tests completed in the previous day5 8,899 N/A
Currently under investigation6 5,993 N/A
Hospitalizations
Number of patients hospitalized with COVID-197 829 N/A
Number of patients in ICU8 with COVID-19 245 N/A
Number of patients in ICU8 on a ventilator with COVID-19 200 N/A

Province confirms 494 new COVID-19 cases and 51 more deaths on Wednesday - April 15 11:03 a.m.

On Wednesday, the province reported 494 new COVID-19 cases. That brings the total in the province to 8,447. They also announced 51 more deaths which is the highest amount in one day. To date 385 people have died of the virus in Ontario. The number of resolved cases rose by 334 to 3,902.
Summary of cases of COVID-19: Ontario, January 15, 2020 to April 14, 2020
Number Percentage
Number of cases1 8,447 N/A
Change from previous report 494 6.2% increase
Resolved2 3,902 46.2
Deceased3 385 4.6
Demographics
Male 3,679 43.6
Female 4,720 55.9
19 and under 192 2.3
20-39 1,997 23.6
40-59 2,794 33.1
60-79 1,989 23.5
80 and over 1,470 17.4
Testing
Total tests completed4 119,092 N/A
Total tests completed in the previous day 6,010 N/A
Currently under investigation5 4,429 N/A
Hospitalizations
Number of patients hospitalized with COVID-196 795 N/A
Number of patients in ICU7 with COVID-19 254 N/A
Number of patients in ICU7 on a ventilator with COVID-19 188 N/A

Province reports 483 new COVID-19 cases and 43 more deaths on Tuesday - April 14 10:43 a.m.

The province confirmed 483 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday. That brings the total in Ontario to 7,953. Another 43 deaths were reported bringing that total to 334. The number of resolved cases also rose by 211 to 3,568. So far the province has tested 113,082 people with 2,107 still under investigation.
Summary of cases of COVID-19: Ontario, January 15, 2020 to April 13, 2020
Number Percentage
Number of cases1 7,953 N/A
Change from previous report 483 6.5% increase
Resolved2 3,568 44.9
Deceased3 334 4.2
Demographics
Male 3,511 44.1
Female 4,393 55.2
19 and under 182 2.3
20-39 1,912 24.0
40-59 2,676 33.6
60-79 1,890 23.8
80 and over 1,287 16.2
Testing
Total Tested4 113,082 N/A
Currently Under Investigation5 2,107 N/A
Hospitalizations
Number of patients hospitalized with COVID-196 769 N/A
Number of patients in ICU7 with COVID-19 255 N/A
Number of patients in ICU7 on a ventilator with COVID-19 199 N/A
 

Province confirms 421 new cases of COVID-19 and 17 more deaths on Monday - April 13 10:46 a.m.

The province reported 421 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday. That brings the total in the province to 7,470. They also confirmed 17 more deaths bringing the total number of deaths in Ontario to 291. The number of resolved cases rose by 236 to 3,357. The province is reporting 108,230 tests have been done to date, 5,065 more than on Sunday.
Summary of cases of COVID-19: Ontario, January 15, 2020 to April 12, 2020
Number Percentage
Number of cases1 7,470 N/A
Change from previous report 421 6.0% increase
Resolved2 3,357 44.9
Deceased3 291 3.9
Demographics
Male 3,318 44.4
Female 4,109 55.0
19 and under 175 2.3
20-39 1,817 24.3
40-59 2,521 33.7
60-79 1,797 24.1
80 and over 1,154 15.4
Testing
Total Tested4 108,230 N/A
Currently Under Investigation5 1,534 N/A
Hospitalizations
Number of patients hospitalized with COVID-196 760 N/A
Number of patients in ICU7 with COVID-19 263 N/A
Number of patients in ICU7 on a ventilator with COVID-19 203 N/A
 

Bulldogs’ Foundation, ATS Healthcare and Andlauer family donate $100,000 to Hamilton Food Share - April 9 4:27 p.m.

As Hamilton’s food banks are beginning to feel the impact of COVID-19, the Bulldogs’ Foundation, ATS Healthcare and the Andlauer family are donating $100,000 to Hamilton Food Share.

“April is a time of religious celebration for most everyone, and it is also a time of need for many families in our community and unfortunately COVID-19 is amplifying that stress significantly”, said Bulldogs’ Foundation Chair Michael Andlauer. “This is why it’s the right time for the Bulldogs’ Foundation, ATS Healthcare and my own family to step up significantly to help. We know our communities are hurting and we wanted to provide money for what’s most important right now and to bring some comfort at this special time of year, a time of spiritual reflection, a time where we need to look after people in need.”

The Bulldogs’ Foundation is the charitable arm of the Hamilton Bulldogs, which are owned by Andlauer.

Hamilton Food Share provides over 3.35-million pounds of food every year to 12 food banks and hot meal programs who serve 13,000 people in need per month, including 5,000 children.

“In Hamilton Food Share’s 30-year history, never have we seen a need as great as we do today,” said Joanne Santucci, Executive Director of Hamilton Food Share. “We are so grateful for this wonderful gift. It will be turned into food to feed many of our friends and neighbours in need.”

To learn more about the Bulldogs’ Foundation and how you can get involved, click here (www.bulldogsfoundation.com)

Province confirms 483 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday and 26 more deaths - April 9 10:56 a.m.

The province reported 483 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday morning. The total number of cases in Ontario is now 5,759. The number of deaths also went up by 26 to 200.
Summary of cases of COVID-19: Ontario, January 15, 2020 to April 8, 2020
Number Percentage
Number of cases1 5,759 N/A
Change from previous report 483 9.2% increase
Resolved2 2,305 40.0
Deceased3 200 3.5
Demographics
Male 2,623 45.5
Female 3,101 53.8
19 and under 141 2.4
20-39 1,464 25.4
40-59 1,996 34.7
60-79 1,412 24.5
80 and over 740 12.8
Testing
Total Tested4 88,698 N/A
Currently Under Investigation5 1,208 N/A
Hospitalizations
Number of patients hospitalized with COVID-196 632 N/A
Number of patients in ICU7 with COVID-19 264 N/A
Number of patients in ICU7 on a ventilator with COVID-19 214 N/A

Province confirms 550 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday and 21 more deaths - April 8 10:43 a.m.

The province hit a new dubious record for COVID-19 cases on Wednesday. They reported 550 new cases, which is the highest one-day jump since the outbreak began. There are now 5,276 cases in Ontario. They also confirmed 21 new deaths bringing that total to 174. The province says 84,601 tests have been done, up 5,805 tests from Tuesday. The number of resolved cases also jumped by 450 to 2,074.
Summary of cases of COVID-19: Ontario, January 15, 2020 to April 7, 2020
Number Percentage
Number of cases1 5,276 N/A
Change from previous report 550 11.6% increase
Resolved2 2,074 39.3
Deceased3 174 3.3
Demographics
Male 2,433 46.1
Female 2,810 53.3
19 and under 129 2.4
20-39 1,369 25.9
40-59 1,851 35.1
60-79 1,300 24.6
80 and over 624 11.8
Testing
Total Tested4 84,601 N/A
Currently Under Investigation5 1,102 N/A
Hospitalizations
Number of patients hospitalized with COVID-196 605 N/A
Number of patients in ICU7 with COVID-19 246 N/A
Number of patients in ICU7 on a ventilator with COVID-19 195 N/A

Province reports 379 new cases of COVID-19 and 21 more deaths on Tuesday - April 7 10:47 a.m.

There are another 379 cases of COVID-19 in Ontario were confirmed on Tuesday. That brings the total in the province to 4,726. The number of deaths also increased by 21 to 153. Tuesday's number is up from Monday's increase of 308.
Summary of cases of COVID-19: Ontario, January 15, 2020 to April 6, 2020
Number Percentage
Number of cases1 4,726 N/A
Change from previous report 379 8.7% increase
Resolved2 1,802 38.1
Deceased3 153 3.2
Demographics
Male 2,211 46.8
Female 2,489 52.7
19 and under 120 2.5
20-39 1,263 26.7
40-59 1,663 35.2
60-79 1,168 24.7
80 and over 509 10.9
Testing
Total Tested4 81,364 N/A
Currently Under Investigation5 691 N/A
Hospitalizations
Number of patients hospitalized with COVID-196 614 N/A
Number of patients in ICU7 with COVID-19 233 N/A
Number of patients in ICU7 on a ventilator with COVID-19 187 N/A

Parents can now apply for a one-time payment from the province for financial assistance - April 6 2:04 p.m.

The province's 'Support for Families initiative' is now accepting applications. It's a one-time payment of $200 per child 12 and under, and $250 for those 21 and under with special needs. "This one-time funding will allow parents to access additional tools for our kids to use while at home and studying remotely," said Premier Doug Ford. "Our aim during these extraordinarily challenging times is to continue supporting those impacted hardest by the COVID-19 outbreak, Ontario families," said Education Minister Stephen Lecce. Parents already receiving Support for Parents payments through direct deposit will be automatically eligible for this financial support and do not need to submit a new application. Click here to submit an application.

Outbreak declared among nursery workers at Hamilton hospital - April 6 10:52 a.m.

St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton and Hamilton Public Health say there's a COVID-19 outbreak at the hospital. Three workers in the hospital's Special Care Nursery tested positive for the virus. One of the workers did not have any direct contact with patients and families. The other two workers either had limited contact or contact while wearing a protective mask. The health department says the pair were not displaying any symptoms when they were caring for the babies or family. Officials are now following up with the employees' close contacts to make sure they are tested and appropriate measures are taken to limit transmission. The health department says no babies or parents in the unit are symptomatic. All are being monitored closely. So far, medical evidence shows babies usually experience mild symptoms of the virus and recover. The hospital has created a separate space for the infants who may have been exposed. The unit is also being deep cleaned and further infection prevention and control measures are in place. The unit will continue to accept babies that need care and are born at the hospital.

Province reports 309 new COVID-19 cases on Monday and 13 new deaths - April 6 10:40 a.m.

On Monday, 309 new cases of COVID-19 were reported by the province. That brings the total number of cases in Ontario to 4,347. Thirteen more deaths were announced bringing that total to 132.
Summary of cases of COVID-19: Ontario, January 15, 2020 to April 5, 2020
Number Percentage
Number of cases1 4,347 N/A
Change from previous report 309 7.7% increase
Resolved2 1,624 37.4
Deceased3 132 3.0
Demographics
Male 2,054 47.3
Female 2,269 52.2
19 and under 107 2.5
20-39 1,167 26.8
40-59 1,537 35.4
60-79 1,077 24.8
80 and over 455 10.5
Testing
Total Tested4 78,796 N/A
Currently Under Investigation5 329 N/A
Hospitalizations
Number of patients hospitalized with COVID-196 589 N/A
Number of patients in ICU7 with COVID-19 216 N/A
Number of patients in ICU7 on a ventilator with COVID-19
 

Canada Emergency Response Benefit applications now open - April 6 10:21 a.m.

If you lost your job or can't work, you can now apply for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit. It will give those eligible up to $2,000 a month during the COVID-19 pandemic. In order not to crash the website, the government is asking you to apply based on the month you were born. Canadians born in January, February and March can apply Monday. If you were born in April, May or June you can apply Tuesday. If you were born in July, August or September you can apply Wednesday. If you were born in October, November or December you can apply Thursday. If you select direct deposit, you could see the money before the end of the week. More than two-million Canadians lost their jobs in the second half of March when businesses were either closed or forced to reduce their operations to help slow the spread of the virus. You can apply here.

Province projects up to 15,000 Ontarians could die from COVID-19 over course of pandemic - April 3 1:36 p.m.

Between 3,000 and 15,000 people could die from COVID-19 by the time the pandemic is over, even with protective measures in place, according to newly released provincial models. Projections released by Public Health Ontario on Friday suggest that, with no public health measures in place, that number would be as high as 100,000. However, Dr. Peter Donnelly, President and CEO of Public Health Ontario says several strong measures have already been taken by the province, including closing non-essential businesses, limiting social gatherings and limiting visitors at long-term care homes. He says the steps that have already been taken must stay in place to halt the spread of the virus, adding that additional measures could drive those numbers down further. He says the numbers are only projections and could change based on a number of factors. Donnelly expects the pandemic to last between 18 and 24 months.

Province reports 462 new COVID-19 cases on Friday - April 3 10:39 a.m.

On Friday, the province announced another 462 new cases of COVID-19. This brings the total in the province to 3,255. Of those cases 67 people have now died which is 14 more deaths than Thursday. The number of resolved cases also rose by 192 to 1,023.
Summary of cases of COVID-19: Ontario, January 15, 2020 to April 2, 2020
Number Percentage
Number of cases1 3,255 N/A
Change from previous report 462 16.5% increase
Resolved2 1,023 31.4
Deceased3 67 2.1
Demographics
Male 1,579 48.5
Female 1,657 50.9
19 and under 82 2.5
20-39 945 29.0
40-59 1,178 36.2
60-79 821 25.2
80 and over 226 6.9
Testing
Total Tested4 66,753 N/A
Currently Under Investigation5 1,245 N/A
Hospitalizations
Number of patients hospitalized with COVID-196 462 N/A
Number of patients in ICU7 with COVID-19 194 N/A
Number of patients in ICU7 on a ventilator with COVID-19 140 N/A

Province reports 401 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday - April 2 10:46 a.m.

Another 401 new cases were reported in Ontario on Thursday. The total number of cases in the province is now 2,793. The number of deaths reported also rose by 16 to 53. The number of resolved cases also increased to 831 from 689 on Wednesday.
Summary of cases of COVID-19: Ontario, January 15, 2020 to April 1, 2020
Number Percentage
Number of cases1 2,793 N/A
Change from previous report 401 16.8% increase
Resolved2 831 29.8
Deceased3 53 1.9
Demographics
Male 1,355 48.5
Female 1,421 50.9
19 and under 68 2.4
20-39 826 29.6
40-59 995 35.6
60-79 716 25.6
80 and over 186 6.7
Testing
Total Tested4 62,733 N/A
Currently Under Investigation5 2,052 N/A
Hospitalizations
Number of patients hospitalized with COVID-196 405 N/A
Number of patients in ICU7 with COVID-19 167 N/A
Number of patients in ICU7 on a ventilator with COVID-19 112 N/A
 

Hamilton’s National Steel Car suspending operations due to COVID-19 - April 1 4:32 p.m.

Hamilton-based manufacturer National Steel Car says operations are being temporarily suspended due to a lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) to keep their employees safe from COVID-19. According to a statement from the company, they’re unable to secure enough PPE for their employees working in their manufacturing operation because of government orders giving the health care sector priority. Operations will wind down in a systematic fashion, with fabrication and construction wrapping up at the end of the day on Friday. The company says all finishing or shipping operations will cease on or before April 17. National Steel Car’s supply management staff are working to secure enough PPE to safely return to full production as soon as possible.

Another 426 COVID-19 cases confirmed in Ontario Wednesday - April 1 11:16 a.m.

The province confirmed another 426 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday morning. The total number of cases in the province is now 2,392. Of those cases, 689 are listed as resolved. Four new deaths were announced on Wednesday, bringing the total in the province to 37.
Summary of cases of COVID-19: Ontario, January 15, 2020 to March 31, 2020
Number Percentage
Number of cases1 2,392 N/A
Change from previous report 426 21.7% increase
Resolved2 689 28.8
Deceased3 37 1.5
Demographics
Male 1,189 49.7
Female 1,189 49.7
19 and under 55 2.3
20-39 724 30.3
40-59 850 35.5
60-79 608 25.4
80 and over 152 6.4
Testing
Total Tested4 57,874 N/A
Currently Under Investigation5 3,135 N/A

Hamilton police officer tests positive for COVID-19 - March 31 11:47 a.m.

Hamilton police say one of their own has tested positive for COVID-19. According to the force, the frontline officer last worked on March 12 and hasn’t had any contact with the community since then. They heard about the positive result on Monday. Hamilton police say the officer is doing well and is isolating as they recover at home with their immediate family. Police believe the officer contracted the virus within the community. The officer’s name, age and gender were not released.​

Province reports 260 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday - March 31 10:59 a.m.

On Tuesday, the province confirmed 260 new cases of COVID-19. That brings the total in the province to 1,966. The numbers also showed 10 new deaths in Ontario bringing the total to 33. Those deaths were announced Monday by the Ontario Medical Officer of Health and the Associate Medical Officer of Health. The number of resolved cases also increased by 103 on Tuesday to 534.
Summary of cases of COVID-19: Ontario, January 15, 2020 to March 30, 2020
Number Percentage
Number of cases1 1,966 N/A
Change from previous report 260 15.2% increase
Resolved2 534 27.2
Deceased3 33 1.7
Demographics
Male 980 49.8
Female 974 49.5
19 and under 46 2.3
20-64 1,496 76.1
65 and over 421 21.4
Testing
Total Tested4 51,629 N/A
Currently Under Investigation5 4,280 N/A

Province confirms 351 new COVID-19 cases on Monday - March 30 10:58 a.m.

The province confirmed another 351 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday morning. The website that updates the provincial numbers everyday also underwent a change. Previously, the site would provide details for each individual case. Now the province is posting a summary of all the cases in Ontario. There are 1,705 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ontario. Of those cases, 23 people have died and 431 people have recovered which was a big jump from Sunday's number of eight. The province is also showing a breakdown of the age and genders of the cases.
Demographics # %
Male 857 50.2
Female 837 49.1
19 and under 42 2.5
20-64 1,319 77.3
65 and over 343 20.1

Employee at Hamitlon McDonald's charged after faking COVID-19, forcing restaurant to close - March 27 9:45 a.m.

Hamilton police say a McDonald’s worker faked having COVID-19 to get out of work. She gave her supervisor a fake note on March 19. The store on Rymal Road was immediately shut down and all employees were told to go home and self-isolate. The restaurant was closed for several days so professional cleaners could sanitize it. Police say there has been a significant impact on the restaurant, local customers and employees, which instigated the need for police involvement. On March 26, an 18-year-old Hamilton woman was arrested and charged. She’s facing the following charges: Mischief over $5,000, Fraud under $5,000, Use a forged document and Make a forged document.

Hamilton nurse tests positive for COVID-19 - March 26 3:44 p.m.

Hamilton Public Health has confirmed that a dialysis nurse at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton (SJHH) has tested positive for COVID-19. The nurse, who lives in Hamilton, tested positive on Wednesday and worked their last shift on Friday. The health agency says they worked at the Charlton Campus dialysis unit on Friday and Hamilton General Hospital on Thursday, March 19. Each time, they wore PPE including a face shield, procedure mask and gloves. They did not have any symptoms at work. They started experiencing symptoms at home on Saturday and did not return to work. The nurse is currently isolating at home with mild symptoms. Hamilton Public Health say they are actively working to determine who the nurse may have been in contact with. Anyone who is identified will be contacted by the health agency. Any staff and physicians who may have been in contact with the nurse at SJHH and Hamilton General are also being contacted. Both SJHH and Hamilton General say they’re thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting any areas where the nurse worked. As of noon Thursday, there are 43 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Hamilton.​

Petition launched to fast-track graduating McMaster nursing students to get them on the frontlines - March 26 3:29 p.m.

As healthcare workers and hospitals sound the alarm about a shortage of frontline staff, some graduating McMaster nursing students say their skills aren’t being put to use. Laura Freeman, a McMaster student who is about to graduate from the BScN program, has launched an online petition
https://www.change.org/p/mcmaster-university-now-is-the-time-to-get-new-grad-rns-in-the-workforce?utm_source=grow_ca&utm_medium=media

calling on the university to get her and other students into the workplace sooner. In the petition, Freeman writes that the students are ready to help, but administrative delays are preventing them. Several of the graduating students have job offers at hospitals and health care facilities already lined up. However, there is still administrative hoops to jump through, and Freeman is urging the university take action. “We are in a state of limbo right now,” writes Freeman in the petition. “Ready and willing to work in the field, but unsure of when this might actually happen.” “We need as many hands on deck, even if this means they don’t have as many hours as they need in their final placement,” wrote one signer. “These students are already working RPNs and most already have the knowledge, skill and judgment they need to work in the hospital settings. Let them graduate!”

Thursday sees 170 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Ontario - March 26 11:30 a.m.

The province confirmed 170 new cases of COVID-19 in Ontario on Thursday morning. This brings the total in the province to 858. One of the new cases is in Halton Region and another is in Hamilton. There are 10,965 cases under investigation in Ontario.

McMaster convocation will be online - March 26 10:07 a.m.

In this time of social distancing, McMaster says spring convocation will go ahead, but with a slightly different look. The university says online celebrations are being planned, with an in-person ceremony to be scheduled at a later date. Those eligible to graduate will still get their degrees on time.

Another 100 COVID-19 cases confirmed in Ontario on Wednesday​ - March 25 10:45 a.m.

The province confirmed 100 new cases of COVID-19 in Ontario on Wednesday. That brings the total in the province to 688 including nine deaths. Four of the new cases are in Halton Region and another four are in Hamilton. There are 10,489 cases under investigation in Ontario.

Stay off the escarpment stairs: City officials​ - March 25 10:23 a.m.

During this time of social distancing, city officials are asking you to stay off the escarpment stairs, unless it's absolute necessary. If you're using Hamilton's dog parks or walking trails, keep at least two metres between you and the next person. As of this morning (Wed), Albion Falls is also off-limits to visitors.

Hamilton daycare centres open to help essential workers​ - March 25 10:22 a.m.

Hamilton has partnered with three home child care agencies to offer emergency day care to kids of front line workers. Free child care will be provided in 12 hours shifts, for kids aged 12 months to 12 years. Essential personnel, like health care workers, police, fire and paramedics are eligible. It's available through "Today's Family", "Wee Watch Golfwood" and "Wee Watch Galbraith".

Hamilton records first death linked to COVID-19​ - March 24 3:53 p.m.

Hamilton Public Health has confirmed the city’s first death linked to COVID-19 is an 80-year-old woman who had been in hospital since March 16. The agency says the woman, a resident of Heritage Green Nursing Home, died at St. Joseph’s Hospital on Tuesday morning. As of noon Tuesday, there are 35 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Hamilton. “I offer my sincere condolences to the family of the woman who passed away,” said Dr. Elizabeth Richardson, Medical Officer of Health for Hamilton. “Unfortunately, this tragic news highlights why we need to take this virus very seriously and continue to take collective actions to stay at home and stay safe.” The woman’s name was not released.

Province to keep hydro rates at off-peak price for 45 days - March 24 2:31 p.m.

The province says it is putting an immediate halt on time-of-use electricity rates, holding hydro prices at the off-peak rate for the next 45 days. The reduced price is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to all residential, small business and farm time-of-use customers. According to the province, this means customers will see rate reductions of 50 per cent compared to on-peak rates. This change will be applied automatically to all bills with no need to fill out an application. The Ontario Energy Board has also extended the winter ban on disconnections until July 31.

Province confirms 85 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday morning - March 24 11:51 a.m.

Another 85 COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Ontario on Tuesday morning. Three of the new cases are in Hamilton and one is in Halton. There are now seven confirmed deaths in the province. There are 10,074 under investigation in Ontario.

Around the Bay Road Race rescheduled - March 24 10:08 a.m.

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, this weekend's Round the Bay road race is cancelled. The 126th running of the event has been rescheduled to November 22. If you've already registered for this week's race, you can switch your entry to November, defer it until March 2021, or not run on either date.

Ontario releases list of essential workplaces - March 23 9:59 pm

The province announced that all non-essential workplaces will close. The closures are in effect Tuesday at 11:59 p.m. and will last for at least 14 days. The province says essential businesses include, but are not limited to grocery stores and pharmacies, telecommunications and IT infrastructure service providers, and businesses that support power generation, natural gas distribution and clean drinking water. Essential businesses are being asked to put into place any and all measures to safeguard the wellbeing of their employees on the front-lines. Teleworking and online commerce are permitted at all times for all businesses. “While this was a difficult decision, we trust that Ontario’s business leaders will be able to promote safety while carrying out business and protecting jobs,” said Premier Doug Ford. “The grocery store clerks, transit and hydro workers and truckers are out there on the front lines making sure the people of Ontario continue to have access to the products and services they need. It is essential that their workplaces be kept as safe as possible so these local heroes can return home to their families worry free.” Below are a list of businesses the province will allow to stay open. Supply chains 1. Businesses that supply other essential businesses or essential services with the support, supplies, systems or services, including processing, packaging, distribution, delivery and maintenance necessary to operate; Retail and Wholesaling 2. Businesses engaged in the retail and wholesale sale of food, pet food and supplies, and household consumer products necessary to maintain the safety, sanitation and essential operations of residences and businesses, including grocery stores, supermarkets, convenience stores, markets and other similar retailers; 3. Businesses that provide essential items for the health and welfare of animals, including feed, animal food, pet food and animal supplies including bedding; 4. Beer, wine and liquor stores and alcohol producers, and stores that sell beer and wine through arrangements with authorized providers; cannabis stores and cannabis producers; 5. Gas stations, diesel, propane and heating fuel providers including providers of motor vehicle, aircraft and water/marine craft fuels; 6. Motor vehicle, auto-supply, auto and motor-vehicle-repair, including bicycle repair, aircraft repair, heavy equipment repair, watercraft/marine craft repairs, car and truck dealerships and related facilities; 7. Hardware stores and stores that provide hardware products necessary to the essential operations of residences and businesses; 8. Business providing pharmaceuticals and pharmaceutical services, including pharmacies and dispensaries; 9. Businesses that supply office products and services, including providing computer products and related repair and maintenance services, for individuals working from home and for essential businesses; 10. Safety supply stores (for e.g. work clothes, Personal Protective Equipment); Food Services and Accommodations 11. Restaurants and other food facilitiesthat prepare and serve food, but only for delivery or takeaway, together with food delivery services; 12. Hotels, motels, shared rental units and similar facilities, including student residences; Institutional, Residential, Commercial and Industrial Maintenance 13. Businesses that provide support and maintenance services, including urgent repair, to maintain the safety, security, sanitation and essential operation of institutional, commercial industrial and residential properties and buildings, including, property management services,plumbers, electricians, custodial/janitorial workers, cleaning services, , security services, fire safety and sprinkler systems, building systems maintenance and repair technicians and engineers, mechanics, (e.g. HVAC, escalator and elevator technicians), and other service providers who provide similar services Telecommunications and IT Infrastructure/Service Providers 14. Businesses engaged in providing or supporting Information Technology (IT) including online services, software products and related services, as well as the technical facilities such as data centres and other network facilities necessary for their operation and delivery; 15. Businesses providing telecommunications services (phone, internet, radio, cell phones etc) as well as support facilities such as call centres necessary for their operation and delivery; Transportation 16. Taxis and other private transportation providers providing transportation services necessary for activities of daily living; 17. Businesses and facilities that provide transportation services to businesses and individuals including by air, water, road, and rail including providing logistical support, distribution services, warehousing and storage, including truck stops and tow operators; 18. Businesses that provide materials and services for the operation, maintenance and safety of transportation systems (road, transit, rail, air and marine) including delivery of maintenance services such as clearing snow, response to collisions, and completing needed repairs to the transportation systems. Manufacturing and Production 19. Businesses that extract, manufacture, process and distribute goods, products, equipment and materials, including businesses that manufacture inputs to other manufacturers (e.g. primary metal/ steel, blow molding, component manufacturers, chemicals, etc. that feed the end-product manufacturer); 20. Businesses, facilities and services that support and facilitate the two- way movement of essential goods within integrated North American and Global supply chains. Agriculture and food production 21. Businesses that farm, harvest, process, manufacture, produce or distribute food, including beverages, crops, animal products and by-products, aquaculture, hunting and fishing; 22. Businesses that support the food supply chain including assembly yards, livestock auctions, food distribution hubs, feed mills, farm equipment suppliers, feed suppliers, food terminals and warehouses, animal slaughter plants and grain elevators; 23. Business that support the safety of food including animal and plant health and animal welfare; 24. Businesses that provide veterinary services, and that supply veterinary and animal control medications and related supplies and testing kits; 25. Businesses that help to ensure safe and effective waste management including deadstock, rendering, nutrient management, bio hazardous materials, green waste, packaging recycling; Construction 26. Construction projects and services associated with the healthcare sector, including new facilities, expansions, renovations and conversion of spaces that could be repurposed for health care space; 27. Construction projects and services required to ensure safe and reliable operations of critical provincial infrastructure, including transit, transportation, energy and justice sectors beyond the day-to-day maintenance; 28. Construction work and services, including demolition services, in the industrial, commercial, institutional and residential sectors; 29. Construction work and services that supports health and safety environmental rehabilitation projects Financial activities 30. Capital markets (e.g., the TSX); 31. Banking & Activities related to Credit Intermediation; credit unions; 32. Insurance; 33. Businesses that provide pension services and employee benefits services; 34. Businesses that provide financial services including payment processing, the payroll division of any employer (as defined by the Employment Standards Act/Occupational Health and Safety Act), any entity whose operation is the administration of payroll, banks and credit unions; Resources 35. Businesses that ensure global continuity of supply of mining materials and products (e.g. metals such as copper, nickel and gold) and that support supply chains in Northern Ontario including; a. Mining operations, production and processing; b. Mineral exploration and development; c. Mining Supply and Services that ssupport supply chains in the mining industry including maintenance of operations, health and safety. 36. Businesses that provide chemicals and gases to support the natural resource sector analytical labs and drinking water and wastewater sectors and other essential businesses; 37. Businesses that ensure global continuity of supply of forestry products (e.g. lumber, pulp, paper, wood fuel, etc.); 38. Businesses that ensure global continuity of supply of aggregates to support critical infrastructure repairs and emergency response requirements (e.g. sandbags, armour stone barriers, etc.); 39. Businesses that ensure global continuity of supply of petroleum and petroleum by-products; Environmental Services 40. Businesses that support environmental management/monitoring and spill clean-up and response, including environmental consulting firms, professional engineers and geoscientists, septics haulers, well drillers, pesticides applicators and exterminators, management of industrial sewage/effluent (eg for mining operations), and environmental laboratories; Utilities and Community Services 41. Utilities, and Businesses that support the provision of utilities and community services, including by providing products, materials and services needed for the delivery of utilities and community services: a. Waste Collection, Waste/ Sewage Treatment and Disposal, operation of landfills, and Hazardous Waste Disposal; b. Potable drinking water; c. Electricity Generation, transmission, distribution and storage; d. Natural Gas distribution, transmission and storage, e. Road construction and maintenance; f. police, fire, emergency services including coroner services and pathology services ; g. corrections and courts services; h. other government services including licenses and permits; 42. Businesses engaged in or supporting the operation, maintenance and repair of critical infrastructure (railways, dams, bridges, highways, erosion control structures, etc.); Communications Industries 43. Newspaper publishers; 44. Radio & Television Broadcasting; 45. Telecommunications providers; Research 46. Businesses and organizations that maintain research facilities and engage in research, including medical research and other research and development activities; 47. Businesses that provide products and services that support research activities; Health Care and Seniors Care and Social Services 48. Organizations and providers that deliver home care services; 49. Retirement homes; 50. Long-term Care Facilities; 51. Independent health facilities; 52. Laboratories and specimen collection centres; 53. Manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors and retailers of pharmaceutical products and medical supplies, including medications, medical isotopes, vaccines and antivirals; medical devices and medical supplies 54. Manufacturers, logistics and distributors of products and/or services that support the delivery of health care in all locations (including but not limited to hospitals, labs, long-term care homes, other residential health care, physicians, nurse practitioners and midwives, and home care services); 55. Businesses that provide products and/or services that support the health sector or that provide health services, including mental health and addictions and counselling supports. 56. Businesses that sell, rent or repair assistive/mobility/medical devices, aids and/or supplies. 57. Businesses that provide personal support services (many seniors and persons with disabilities, who can afford to, hire individuals to assist with the activities of daily living). 58. Health care professionals providing emergency care including dentists optometrists and physio-therapists; 59. Not-for-profit organizations that provide critical personal support services in home and also provide residential services for individuals with physical disabilities (such as the Centre for Independent Living and March of Dimes); 60. Businesses and all other organizations that support the provision of food, shelter, safety or protection, and/or social services and other necessities of life to economically disadvantaged and other vulnerable individuals, including but not limited to food banks, violence against women emergency shelters, homeless shelters, community housing, supportive housing, children’s aid societies, residential services for adults with developmental disabilities and for children, and custody and detention programs for young persons in conflict with the law; Justice Sector 61. Professional and social services that support the legal and justice system; Other Businesses 62. Rental and leasing services, including automobile, commercial and light industrial machinery and equipment rental; 63. Businesses providing mailing, shipping, courier and delivery services, including post office boxes; 64. Laundromats, dry cleaners and laundry service providers; 65. Professional services including lawyers and para-legals, engineers, accountants, translators; 66. Businesses providing funeral, mortician, cremation, transfer, and burial services, and any related goods and products (such as coffins and embalming fluid); 67. Land registration services, and real estate agent services and moving services; 68. Businesses providing security services including private security guards; monitoring or surveillance equipment and services; 69. Businesses providing staffing services, including temporary help; 70. Businesses that support the safe operations of residences and essential businesses; 71. Businesses that provide for the health and welfare of animals, including veterinarians, farms, boarding kennels, stables, animal shelters, zoos, aquariums, research facilities and other service providers; 72. Child care services for essential workers, and home child care services of less than six children; 73. Businesses providing cheque cashing services; Business Regulators and Inspectors 74. Organizations, including Administrative Authorities, that regulate and inspect businesses.

Ontario government orders all non-essential businesses to close

Premier Doug Ford is ordering the closure of all non-essential businesses in the province to help deal with the spread of COVID-19. He says the order will be effective Tuesday at 11:59 p.m. and will be in place for at least 14 days. The province will release the list of businesses that will be allowed to stay open on Tuesday, but promised grocery stores, pharmacies, manufactures and restaurants offering takeout and delivery only will be on that list. He also said publicly funded schools will not re-open April 6th.

Hamilton waste workers want more protections against COVID-19

Garbage collection in Hamilton could be on hold, after a work refusal because of safety concerns around Covid-19. Barry Conway, VP of CUPE Local 5167, says sanitation workers often touch materials that could be unsafe in a pandemic, including loose tissues. Along with gloves, masks and hand sanitizer, they’re asking for a move to bi-weekly collection.

Province announces 78 new COVID-19 cases on Monday morning - March 23 11:15 a.m.

The province confirmed 78 news cases of COVID-19 on Monday morning. That brings the total number of cases in Ontario to 503. Three of the new cases are in Hamilton. Two of the new cases are in Halton. There are 8,417 currently under investigation in the province.

HSR now running on new schedule - March 23 10:40 a.m

As of Monday, the HSR will now run on a Saturday schedule for most routes in the city. Passengers are asked to board from the rear doors only, to keep a fair distance from the driver and other passengers. Transit fares will be not collected.

Hamilton police "Coffee with a Cop" program going virtual-March 23 10:38 a.m.

Hamilton police say due to the Covid-19 pandemic, face-to-face encounters at local coffee shops have been cancelled. You can still connect on the Hamilton Police Instagram feed. The next meeting goes March 24 at 10 a.m.

Two more COVID-19 deaths reported in Ontario

Health officials in Toronto and York Region have confirmed Ontario’s fourth and fifth deaths related to COVID-19. The patient in Toronto was a man in his 70s, who fell ill after travelling to the United Kingdom. Officials say he tested positive for the virus at a hospital in Toronto, and then began self-isolating at-home. On March 14, he arrived at Mississauga Hospital. He died on Saturday. The other patient was a 72-year-old woman from Markham. Officials say she collapsed at her son’s home in Toronto on Saturday – hours after she returned from Los Angeles, via France and Tahiti. Further tests confirmed that she had COVID-19. The woman is posthumously considered Ontario’s 425th case of the virus. There have now been five deaths in Ontario.

Another 47 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Ontario on Sunday morning

The new cases bring the total in Ontario to 424. There are 8,361 cases in the province under investigation. One of the cases confirmed on Sunday is a Hamilton man in his 50s. He recently went on a Caribbean cruise and is self-isolating.

Province confirms 59 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday morning

The total number of cases in the province is now 377. There are 7,239 cases under investigation in the province.

OPP will fine people that gather in groups of 50 or more

This week Premier Doug Ford declared a state of emergency in Ontario. With that declaration comes new measures aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19. One of those measures prohibits gatherings of 50 or more people to encourage social distancing. OPP say people caught violating the new orders will face fines up to $1,000. Meanwhile, corporations could be fined $500,000.

Hamilton Public Health declares COVID-19 outbreak at long-term care facility

Hamilton Public Health Services is declaring an outbreak of COVID-19 at the Heritage Green Nursing Home in Stoney Creek after a second case was confirmed at the facility. A 55-year-old female resident became symptomatic on the evening of March 19, was subsequently tested, and the test results confirmed this morning that she was positive. She was not hospitalized and remains in isolation at Heritage Green. The first case at this facility was reported on Wednesday, March 18 and involved an 80-year-old female resident who lives on the same floor of the nursing home. An outbreak is declared by Public Health when there are two or more confirmed cases of COVID-19 amongst residents or staff of a long-term-care facility. Heritage Green is continuing to isolate the entire floor of the nursing home, cohort staff (dedicated staff to dedicated areas), isolate residents and provide in-room meals. The facility remains closed to visitors. Hamilton currently has a total of 24 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of Saturday.

Hamilton Health Sciences and St. Joseph's are no longer allowing visitors

Hospital officials say it's important to contain the spread of COVID-19 and restricting visitors will ensure the health and safety of both patients and staff. They say patients can stay connected with loves ones using free WIFI or the phone.

Hamilton launches economic recovery working group and website
https://www.hamilton.ca/government-information/news-centre/news-releases/hamilton-launches-economic-recovery-working-group

City of Hamilton operational updates
https://www.hamilton.ca/government-information/news-centre/news-releases/covid-19-update-city-hamilton-operational-updates

Province passes emergency legislation aimed at protecting jobs, but not wages
https://www.durhamradionews.com/archives/125210

Doug Ford to returning travellers: Self-isolate the moment you leave the airport, don’t stop for groceries on way home
https://www.durhamradionews.com/archives/125206

Ontario records second death linked to COVID-19
https://www.durhamradionews.com/archives/125201

More than 40 new cases of COVID-19 in Ontario on Thursday
https://www.durhamradionews.com/archives/125195

No new COVID-19 cases reported in Wuhan, China Thursday
https://www.durhamradionews.com/archives/125189

HSR now free amid COVID-19 pandemic
https://www.durhamradionews.com/archives/125161

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