Ontario reports 412 new COVID-19 cases as upward trend continues

Ontario officially began the first phase of reopening earlier this week, with some stores opening their doors. 
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Date of Publication: May 23, 2020

Source: CBC

Today, Ontario reported 412 new cases of COVID-19, continuing a worrying upward trend and bringing the total number of cases in the province to more than 25,000. The average number of new cases has been trending upward in the province since May 12. The province reported a total of 2,048 deaths, with 62.8% being in long-term care homes. The province has fell short of testing targets for the sixth day in a row on Friday, processing 11,028 tests out of a 16,000 daily benchmark. In light of this news, today marks the beginning of new regulations for asymptomatic front-line workers who will begin to get tested across the province.

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Summary by: Joseph Chon