Ontario reported four new COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday evening, bringing the provincial total to 13.
The Ontario Construction Consortium, speaking on behalf of workers, as well as carpenters' and painters' unions, wants the premier to suspend work on construction sites for 14 days.
Quebec, on the other hand, has the highest ratio in the country.
"Everyone can stop stigma related to COVID-19 by knowing the facts and sharing them with others in our community".
Out of the province, 15 patients contracted the virus through close contact.
"Because while they tested positive, most people were kept with mild symptoms on the base, and are doing well, we understand". They're especially important now, given that COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that can seriously affect the lungs.
In total, there are 23 different countries listed under the travel-related cases, though officials sometimes use continental designations like "Asia" or "Europe", making it hard to fully ascertain the prevalence of COVID-19 in certain countries based on the data.
Premier Doug Ford said Tuesday the government is working hard to make sure Ontario hospitals have enough medical supplies. That includes reaching out to the private sector for help.
But Ontario NDP health critic France Gélinas told Radio-Canada the Ford government's responses are a sign the health-care system is underfunded. "The government has never invested to keep up with the growth of the population".
"Of those, 17 are in intensive care units and 15 are on ventilators", she said. The latest figures come as the province saw its largest single-day spike in new cases at 100.
A total of 85 new cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed in Ontario between Monday morning and 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, marking the biggest one-day jump in our provincial tally (which is to be expected with the exponential growth of communicable diseases and increased testing).
"COVID-19 is an extraordinary threat to the health and economy of Ontario - the greatest we've faced in my lifetime - and it demands an extraordinary response", Ontario Finance Minister Rod Phillips said.