Zero new COVID-19 deaths, four new cases in London-Middlesex

Henrietta Strickland
May 24, 2020

According to the epidemiological report provided by Public Health Ontario, more than 61 per cent of the province's total cases have been the result of an outbreak or close contact of a confirmed case.

One more person has recovered from the coronavirus, meaning there are now just 27 active cases in New Zealand.

Southwest Public Health, which oversees Elgin and Oxford Counties is reporting 71 confirmed cases.

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.

That brings the total number of cases to 495.

There were also no new deaths, with the national toll remaining at 21.

Of those deaths, 212 are in long-term care, according to Public Health Ontario. Three deaths have been reported in Oakville, four in Milton, and 11 deaths have been reported in Halton Hills. The province has completed 599,986 tests in total.

There is some good news, there are no new deaths being reported across the region, with a total of 48.

New testing regulations started Saturday, with asymptomatic front-line health-care workers being tested across the province. There are now outbreaks in 32 long-term care homes, retirement residences, and hospitals, and 598 residents in these facilities have tested positive for the virus.

The City of Toronto saw a decrease in the number of new cases on Saturday.

The province says that 412 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Ontario and that over 2,000 residents have died of the virus, with 1,282 deaths occurring in long-term care homes.

The number of people in hospital fell to under 400 for the time since May 7 while the number of patients in the ICU and on ventilators remained virtually unchanged.

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