TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 292 new cases of COVID-19 today, and 32 more deaths.

It’s the second straight day of fewer than 300 new cases, which follows several consecutive days of more than 400.

It brings the provincial total to 26,483, an increase of 1.1 per cent over the previous day. The total includes 2,155 deaths and 20,372 resolved cases.

The number of tests reported on Wednesday jumped to 15,133, from just 9,875 the previous day.


Meanwhile, Ontarians will not be allowed to dine in bars and restaurants, gather in groups larger than five or use playground equipment until at least mid-June.

The provincial government is extending its COVID-19 emergency orders until June 9.

The orders were last extended on May 19 and were set to expire May 29.

The orders include the closure of child-care centres, libraries except for pickup and delivery, theatres, and bars and restaurants except to provide takeout or delivery.

It also means that Ontarians looking to beat the heat at public pools and splash pads are out of luck until at least June 9.

Ontario has been in a state of emergency since March 17, and it was last extended until June 2.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 27, 2020.

The Canadian Press

Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version said the orders were last extended on May 12 until June 2. In fact, that is the extension date for the state of emergency.

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