There were four more reported outbreaks and 22 more deaths in long-term care facilities but the provincial numbers - dependent on input from local public health units - lags behind real time.
There have been at least 516 deaths in long-term care - including one personal support worker - amid outbreaks at 132 facilities, according to data from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
Premier Doug Ford's mother-in-law has tested positive for COVID-19.
"We knew long-term care homes had been neglected for many many years", Dr. Merrilee Fullerton, Minister of Long-Term Care said. "It is absolutely necessary to extend these emergency orders to continue keeping all Ontarians safe and healthy", Ford said in a statement on Thursday.
So far, CAF says 130 members have been offered to Quebec's long-term care system, broken down into five teams of two nurses, 12 medical technicians and support personnel. Fifteen deaths have been reported in Brampton and one death has been reported in Caledon.
"I think it would probably be later on", Ford said when asked if schools would start to open up before or after parents would be allowed to return to work.
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Just over 52% of the confirmed cases are in recovery, 34% are at home and just over 11% of the cases still are in the hospital. The Erie County Department of Health reported the total number of confirmed cases in the county was 2,023.
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The former Super Bowl MVP is expected to issue a statement Friday but was described as being in good spirits and resting at home. I also have asthma, and my girlfriend was telling me that I wasn't sounding normal and that I should try my nebulizer (inhaler).
Ford said that the military deployment would be a "small part" of the province's plan to fight COVID-19 in Ontario's long-term care homes, which also includes enhanced screening at those facilities and an emergency order that took effect today that prohibits staff from working at multiple locations.
The province says it will be making a formal request to access military reinforcements today.
Expanded testing guidance earlier this month told public health units to test any asymptomatic contacts of a confirmed positive case in a home, including residents in adjacent rooms, but stopped short of directing that all residents and staff be tested.
She is at the West Park Long-Term Care home in Etobicoke that has had 13 coronavirus-related deaths. That number has only grown - though the province's most recent public data, shared on their website on Wednesday, shows only 295 deaths among residents and patients in long-term care.
Homes with current outbreaks should be prioritized, as should the testing of residents, but it's also important to understand the prevalence among staff, the memo said.
Meanwhile, 6,680 people have recovered from COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, which is 51.9 per cent of cases.