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Canada Ontario premier to make announcement following 3rd straight day of more than 400 new COVID-19 cases

17:11  24 may  2020
17:11  24 may  2020 Source:   cbc.ca

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Earlier this week, the government made its most ambitious step towards restarting the provincial economy yet with the reopening of retail stores with As it stands, there are 25,040 confirmed cases of COVID - 19 in Ontario , including 2,048 deaths. The number of resolved COVID - 19 cases continues to

Ontario Premier Doug Ford is expected to make another COVID - 19 -related announcement this afternoon. The emergency orders currently in place restrict social gatherings of more than five people, close bars and restaurants, except for takeout and delivery, and redeploy staff for long-term

TORONTO, ON - MAY 9: Ontario Premier Doug Ford held his daily COVID-19 press conference at the Legislature building at Queen's Park.        (Richard Lautens/Toronto Star via Getty Images) © 2020 Toronto Star TORONTO, ON - MAY 9: Ontario Premier Doug Ford held his daily COVID-19 press conference at the Legislature building at Queen's Park. (Richard Lautens/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

Ontario Premier Doug Ford is set to make a brief announcement at Queen's Park on Saturday morning following three straight days of more than 400 new COVID-19 cases reported by the province's health ministry. 

Ontario confirmed 412 new cases of COVID-19 and 27 new deaths related to the virus on Saturday. 

The province now has a total of more than 25,000 cases, which includes 19,146 resolved cases and 2,048 deaths.

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Coronavirus counter with new cases , deaths, and number of tests per 1 Million population. The charts above are updated after the close of the day in GMT+0. See more graphs. The coronavirus COVID - 19 is affecting 213 countries and territories around the world and 2 international conveyances.

Premier Doug Ford is expected to make another announcement regarding the province’s ongoing response to the COVID - 19 pandemic this afternoon. Follow on. Breaking. Ontario records highest number of new COVID - 19 cases in two weeks. WATCH LIVE. Special coverage of the

However, a count by CBC News, compiled from regional public health units, puts the current toll at at least 2,140 deaths.

The rise in cases represents a 1.7 per cent increase over Friday's total, and the daily growth rate has hovered between 1.5 and 1.9 per cent over most of the last two weeks.

Of the province's total COVID-19 cases to date, 15,302 have been linked to outbreaks or close contact of a confirmed case, while 3,162 are attributed to community spread. 

Meanwhile, the province fell short of its testing target for the sixth day in a row on Friday, processing 11,028 tests out of a 16,000 daily benchmark.

New testing regulations started Saturday, with asymptomatic front-line health-care workers being tested across the province.

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Premier Doug Ford will be joined by Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, and Rod Phillips Students across Ontario begin online learning today, more than three weeks after COVID - 19 shuttered schools in the name of physical distancing.

Ontario reported 413 new cases of COVID - 19 on Thursday and says its network of labs processed 10 The updated testing figures comes after three consecutive days of fewer than 10,000 In his daily briefing yesterday, Premier Doug Ford expressed frustration that Ontario is regularly failing to

The province will also begin a second round of testing in long-term care homes, which have been hardest hit by COVID-19.

Toronto officials condemn 'dangerous' behaviour in park 

Meanwhile, city officials in Toronto are condemning the "dangerous" behaviour of people who flooded a popular downtown park on Saturday, saying they could cause a surge in COVID-19 cases.

A statement released by the city late Saturday night says thousands of people packed Trinity Bellwoods Park on one of the first warm days of the year despite physical distancing regulations.

a group of people in a park: Thousands packed into Trinity Bellwoods on Saturday as temperatures increased. © Laura Howells/CBC Thousands packed into Trinity Bellwoods on Saturday as temperatures increased.

"Images today of thousands of people gathered in Trinity Bellwoods Park were unacceptable," the city said in a statement issued late Saturday evening.

"Gatherings like this, where people aren't keeping their distance from others, run the risk of setting Toronto back significantly in its efforts to stop the transmission of COVID-19." 

Mother’s Day gatherings boosted coronavirus cases in Ontario, health minister says .
Ontario reported more than 400 new COVID-19 cases Monday for a fifth straight day, higher than the province has seen for several previous five-day periods. That trend predates the province's Stage 1 of reopening launched on May 19, Health Minister Christine Elliott said."The increase in the number of cases that we're seeing now in the last few days really relates back to the week before, with the Mother's Day events and so on, people seeing families when they should not have been more than five people together," she said.

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