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- As of June 14, there are 32,370 known cases of COVID-19 in Ontario.
- 27,213 cases have been resolved in the province and 2,527 people have died.
- As of June 13, there are 13,330 cases in Toronto, 10,981 recovered cases and 982 people have died.
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10:30 am Ontario reports 181 new COVID-19 cases, eight more deaths
Ontario has reported fewer than 200 new COVID-19 cases for the second consecutive day. Public health officials have confirmed 181 new cases, bringing the total to 32,370.
“This is the lowest day-over-day increase since late March,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said in a tweet.
She added that 28 of Ontario’s 34 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases and 18 reported no new cases. Of today’s new cases, 126 or 70 per cent are in Toronto and Peel, she added.
The number of resolved cases are 27,213, up by 252 since yesterday. Eight more people have died in the province. In all, the virus has killed 2,527 people in Ontario.
There were 21,751 tests completed since the previous day and another 18,258 cases are under investigation.
9 am Canada has more than 98,000 cases of COVID-19
There are 98,787 cases of COVID-19 in Canada and 8,146 people have died.
The outbreak is a serious public health threat though most people who contract the virus have not been hospitalized.
Symptoms include cough, fever, difficulty breathing and pneumonia in both lungs and may take up to 14 days to appear after exposure. People age 65 and over and people with compromised immune systems and/or underlying medical conditions have a higher risk of contracting a severe case.