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Ministry of Health coronavirus situation report #120

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Situation:    

Case count as of 8:00 a.m. May 24, 2020

Area

Case count

Change from yesterday

Deaths

Change from yesterday

Worldwide total

5,428,681

+100,028

344,437

+4,010

Europe

1,897,273

+17,372

169,535

+904

China

82,974

+03

4,634

0

Middle East

507,201

+11,617

13,246

+141

Asia & Oceania

368,292

+13,200

9,516

+247

Africa

110,124

+3,825

3,280

+75

Latin America and Caribbean

712,367

+31,687

39,188

+1,518

North America

1,750,450

+22,324

105,038

+1,125

United States

1,666,829

+21,183

98,683

+1,020

Canada

83,621

+1,141

6,355

+105

  • 460 new cases were reported in Ontario today, bringing the cumulative case count to 25,500 (this includes 19,477 resolved cases and 2,073 deaths).
  • In Ontario, a total of 611,369 tests have been completed, with tests performed at Public Health Ontario Laboratories and non-Public Health Laboratories. There are currently 3,216 tests under investigation.
  • 878 patients are currently hospitalized with COVID-19; 148 are in ICU; and 104 are in ICU on a ventilator.

 Actions Taken:

  • Additional direction was issued today (attached) on testing for COVID-19. Effective immediately testing is available for the following populations:
    • Symptomatic testing:
      • All people with at least one symptom of COVID-19, even for mild symptoms.  Please see the “Guidance for All Populations” of the Testing Guidance Update for details about the symptoms.
    • Asymptomatic, risk-based testing:
      • People who are concerned that they have been exposed to COVID-19.  This includes people who are contacts of or may have been exposed to a confirmed or suspected case.
      • People who are at risk of exposure to COVID-19 through their employment, including essential workers (e.g., health care workers, grocery store employees, food processing plants).