Health officials confirmed that 45 more people have died in Ontario of COVID19. The increase on Thursday may have been due to a lag in reporting from local public health units. Officials also reported 356 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of patients in the province to 29,403, including 2,357 deaths and 23,208 recoveries.
For the second straight day, the number of COVID-19 cases was, once again, in the 300s. On Monday and Tuesday, the province reported a spike with more than 400 cases recorded each day after a week of case numbers in the 300s.
There have been no deaths recorded in people 19 years of age or younger. People 80 years of age or older continue to be the hardest hit age group with 1,634 deaths.
There are currently 776 patients in Ontario hospitals with COVID-19. Of those, 121 are in intensive care.
Health officials reported on Thursday that 20,822 people had been tested for the disease over the past 24 hours. This is only the second time the province has met its May testing goal of conducting at least 20,000 tests a day. In total, the province has conducted more than 786,323 tests for COVID-19. As of Thursday, 12,760 are pending.