TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 383 new cases of COVID-19 today, and 34 more deaths.

The new cases represent a jump after several consecutive days of fewer than 300 new cases.

It brings the provincial total to 26,866, an increase of 1.4 per cent over the previous day. The total includes 2,189 deaths and 20,673 resolved cases.

The number of tests reported also jumped to 17,615, from 15,133 the previous day.

Meanwhile, Ontario’s fiscal watchdog says the government’s $17 billion pandemic action plan actually provides just $13.5 billion in COVID-19 support.

The Financial Accountability Officer says the package includes $3.5 billion in new health sector spending and electricity price mitigation that is not directly related to pandemic response.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 28, 2020.

The Canadian Press



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