Ontario reports 230 new COVID-19 cases, 14 deaths

The Canadian Press

TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 230 new COVID-19 cases today, and 14 more deaths.
That brings the total in the province to 31,090, an increase of 0.7 per cent over the previous day, which is the lowest growth rate since early March.
The total includes 2,464 deaths and 24,829 resolved cases, which is 337 more than the previous day.
The number of people in hospital with COVID-19 and the amount of people in intensive care dropped slightly, but the number of people on ventilators rose.
There were 13,509 tests completed in the previous day, well below the government’s target of performing 20,000 per day.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford is expected to announce the province’s plan to reopen child-care centres today.
Ford says the plan will help support parents who are returning to work as Ontario’s economy gradually reopens.
Ford said Monday that most Ontario regions outside the Toronto area will be allowed to open more businesses and activities on Friday.
Restaurant patios, hair salons and swimming pools will reopen as the province takes a regional approach to restarting the economy.
Some child-care centres in the province have remained opened throughout the pandemic to provide free service to the families of essential workers.