While health officials have said community spread appears to be peaking, cases in long-term care continue to rise.
This includes the closure of outdoor amenities in parks and recreational areas, non-essential workplaces, public places and bars and restaurants, along with restrictions on social gatherings and limiting staff from working in more than one retirement home or long-term care home.
In addition, the government has introduced a new measure to allow mental health and addictions agencies to redeploy staff within different locations or between programs, and employ extra part-time staff, temporary staff or contractors in order to ensure people continue receiving the high quality care they expect and deserve during the COVID-19 outbreak.
"Comments from provincial officials suggest this is not a priority concern for them", Cressy said.
There are 125 outbreaks reported at long-term care homes in Ontario, and 35 outbreaks at hospitals.
There are now 899 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa and more than 1,575 in eastern Ontario and western Quebec.
"Things change very quickly, sometimes hour by hour", Merrilee Fullerton said when asked.
Ontario Public Health's daily summary is based on data reported by the regional public health units at 4 p.m. the previous day into the province's database, known as the "integrated Public Health Information System".
"We're in the thick of a raging battle against COVID-19 in our long-term care homes", he said.
"It's very confusing to the public", said Spindel, former president of the non-profit Concerned Friends of Ontario Citizens in Care Facilities and former associate dean of health sciences at Humber College. Officials say that 659 people have died as a result of the virus.