COVID-19: What you need to know for August 26 – TVO

The latest coronavirus updates from across the province

  • Per today’s government report, there are 678 new cases in Ontario, for a total of 561,975 since the pandemic began; 302 people are in hospital testing positive for COVID-19, while 165 are in intensive care who either previously tested positive or have currently tested positive, and 89 patients are on ventilators. To date, 9,472 people have died.
  • According to data from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, there are 4 outbreaks in long-term-care facilities, 10 confirmed active cases of positive residents, and 9 confirmed active cases of positive staff. To date, there have been 3,793 confirmed resident deaths and 13 confirmed staff deaths.

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