Ontario records more than 400 new cases of COVID-19 for third straight day
|CTVnews 23 May 2020 at 11:07|
The number of new cases is down slightly over Fridays report when the province confirmed 441 new infections the highest daily increase in new cases since May 8 a jump Ontario Premier Doug Ford called " concerning .
And while the five-day rolling average of new cases has continued to increase since May 12, the number of tests performed in Ontario has fallen short of its testing capacity for the sixth consecutive day.
According to the Ministry of Health, the province performed 11,028 in the last 24 hour period, a far cry from the governments goal to complete tests 16,000 daily. The province has previously said that it has the capacity to conduct at least 20,000 tests a day.
Ford has expressed frustration with the shortfall, saying he would be " if testing numbers continue to fall below what is expected.
To date, the province has completed 599,986 tests for COVID-19. However, this number does not represent the total number of people tested, but rather the total number of tests completed. This means that one person may have been tested several times.
As it stands, there are 25,040 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ontario, including 2,048 deaths.
The number of resolved COVID-19 cases continues to outweigh active cases in the province at 19,146 recoveries or 76.5 per cent.