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- As of May 27, there are 26,866 known cases of COVID-19 in Ontario.
- 20,673 cases have been resolved in the province and 2,189 people have died.
- As of May 26, there are 10,525 cases in Toronto, 7,814 recovered cases and 780 people have died.
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10:45 am Ontario reports 383 new COVID-19 cases, 34 deaths
Provincial public health officials have reported 383 new COVID-19 cases, bringing Ontario’s total to 26,866. That’s an increase over the past two days, which saw reported new infections fall below 300.
The province has also surpassed its testing target, with 17,615 tests completed since yesterday. Another 11,868 cases are under investigation. Doug Ford’s government has aimed to complete 16,000 tests per day but has fallen short of that goal since May 17.
Nearly 77 per cent of Ontario’s cases – or 20,673 – are now considered resolved.
Another 34 people have died. The virus has now killed 2,189 people in the province.
9:30 am Canada has more than 87,519 cases of COVID-19
There are 87,519 cases of COVID-19 in Canada and 6,765 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.