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Ontario reports 304 new cases of coronavirus, 23 new deaths

Last Updated May 18, 2020 at 1:05 pm EDT

Dr. Andreas Wieser, head of the laboratory, looks at a blood sample from the study in the diagnostic laboratory for the Covid-19 study of the Department of Infection and Tropical Medicine of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (LMU). Within the framework of the study entitled "Prospective Covid-19 Cohort Munich" (KoCo19), random blood samples from 3000 households in Munich are analysed to find out, among other things, how the virus has actually spread in society. (Photo by Matthias Balk/picture alliance via Getty Images)

Ontario is reporting 304 more cases of COVID-19 today and 23 new deaths.

That brings the province to a total of 22,957 confirmed cases, including 1,904 deaths and 17,638 resolved cases.

The new numbers show a growth rate of 1.3 per cent, compared with the previous day’s rate of 1.5 per cent.

The province says 9,155 tests were completed, a significant drop from the 16,000 completed the day before.

It says results are pending in another 2,189 tests.

There also are seven new outbreaks of COVID-19 in the province’s long-term care homes, for a total of 276.

Public Health Ontario reported a total of 910 deaths in long-term care facilities.

The Ministry of Long-Term Care reports that 1389 people have died in long-term care. Public Health is slower on reporting the numbers, so the Ministry’s statistics are considered more up-to-date.