Ontario reports 309 new COVID-19 cases, including 13 more deaths


TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 309 new COVID-19 cases today, including 13 new deaths.

There have now been a total of 4,347 cases in the province, including 1,624 resolved and 132 deaths.

The new cases reported today represent a 7.7 per cent increase in the past 24 hours, while the number of resolved cases jumped by more than 37 per cent.

A backlog of pending tests that was once at nearly 11,000 now stands at just 329.

There are now 589 people in Ontario hospitalized with COVID-19, with 216 people in intensive care and 160 of them on ventilators.

Meanwhile, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton has declared a COVID-19 outbreak after three of its health-care workers in the special care nursery tested positive. No babies or parents in the unit are symptomatic.