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Ontario Launches New Web Site for Up to Date COVID-19 Information

The latest numbers from the Province of Ontario show 1,706 active cases of COVID-19, 431 cases have been resolved and 23 people have died.

ONTARIO - The Province of Ontario has launched a new web site to enhance the public information it provides about the status of COVID-19.

According to the web site, the Province currently has 1,706 active cases, 431 have been resolved and 23 people have died. The numbers will be released at 10:30 a.m every day. These numbers are a significant jump from Sunday. 

This daily epidemiologic summary replaces the general information on the status of COVID-19 cases that was previously provided twice daily on the web page. The new summary provides more provincial and regional data on confirmed cases, including trends of cases since the outbreak began, geography, exposure and severity. Health Minister and Deputy Premier Christine Elliott says the new web site will help the people of Ontario stay up to date. 

"Ontario has been diligently monitoring and taking decisive action to stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep Ontarians informed. We will continue to work with Public Health Ontario, public health units and the health sector to have and report on the best possible data to help us understand the scope of the COVID-19 outbreak in our province and inform our collective response to keep all Ontarians safe and healthy."

The daily summary is based on data recorded by local public health units in the province's integrated Public Health Information System (iPHIS), as of 4 p.m. the day before the summary is posted. iPHIS is the Ministry of Health's disease reporting system, where data is regularly updated.

In addition to the daily update to the website, Dr. David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health, and Dr. Barbara Yaffe, Associate Chief Medical Officer of Health, will continue to hold regularly scheduled daily media briefings via teleconference, to provide an update on the province's ongoing response to COVID-19.

You can also read the local numbers everyday from Southwestern Public Health online here. 

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