Positive coronavirus cases jump to over 200 in Ontario, as Telehealth experiences tech issues
Ontario has now reached over 200 positive cases of coronavirus, while the number of cases under investigation has surged with more testing being done.
Wednesday’s update from the ministry of health includes 214 positive cases, an increase of 25 from the day before.
There's still the five resolved cases and the lone possible death, where a 77-year-old man in the Muskoka region was found with it in his system post-death.
A coroner is investigating if it caused his death.
The number of cases under investigation also surged Wednesday to 3,379 from 1,567 on Tuesday.
The update came two hours later than scheduled, which the ministry says was due to the increased testing going on, such as multiple lab testing sites, including certain hospitals to expand capacity.
However, getting to the point of tested is perhaps becoming a challenge as the ministry reported technical issues with Telehealth Ontario.
"During this service disruption, we ask that you contact your local public health unit for immediate support,” the ministry says on its online coronavirus page.