COVID-19: Here's the situation in the Sault today

Elias Hubbard
May 29, 2020

This marks an increase in new cases compared to Wednesday's 292 and Tuesday's 287 - the lowest number reported since March 31, when Ontario reported 211 cases.

Meanwhile, 20,673 people have recovered from COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, which is nearly 77 per cent of cases.

According to the website, 662,162 tests for the virus have been completed and 11,868 possible cases are under investigation.

Public Health Ontario is reporting about a 25 per cent jump in new cases over yesterday's report with 383 lab-confirmed cases today.

Ford said the inspectors will conduct in-depth interviews with staff and residents, review charts and records and report back with their findings over the next 21 days.

The numbers may put more pressure on the Premier to start opening up the province on a regional basis. That figure has mostly hovered between 1.1 and 1.8 over the past week.

The province says 833 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized, with 137 being treated in intensive care units.

Other allegations in the military's report include failure to isolate COVID-19-positive patients, stage four pressure ulcers (in which the damage can extend down to bone), expired medication, patients being left in soiled diapers, leaving food out of reach so residents miss meals, and "significant" fecal contamination in resident rooms.

Of the 2,189 total deaths, 1,377 were in long-term care, Public Health Ontario reports.

"Through the work of this table, we have seen marked improvements to our long-term care homes affected by COVID-19 outbreaks".

Ontario officials have said there may be a discrepancy between overall deaths and deaths at long-term care homes due to how the province's health database system, called iPHIS, is tracking data and how the Ministry of Long-Term Care is tracking data.

The premier also says he is expediting an independent commission into long-term care and is hopeful it will be established in July. Around 18.5% of cases in all of Ontario come from these facilities.

15,005 people are female (55.9 per cent).

922 people are 19 and under (3.4 per cent).

According to Johns Hopkins University, there have been 5.7 million cases of COVID-19 confirmed worldwide and 356,042 deaths attributed to the coronavirus.

Of the total cases, 43.3% are male and 55.9% are female, with 40.3% of cases age 60 years and older. There are 6,764 deaths reported as a result of the virus and 46,177 people are considered recovered.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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