Legault said he hasn't ruled out the province eventually taking over private long-term care homes and bringing them all under provincial jurisdiction.
The Ontario government has also introduced a new emergency measure to allow Ontario's 600 mental health and addictions agencies to redeploy staff within different locations or between programs, and to employ extra part-time staff, temporary staff, or contractors during the COVID-19 outbreak. "But right now, our main focus is that we protect the people inside these long-term care homes".
In addition, testing will be expanded to include every resident and worker in Ontario's long-term care homes, as there have been 128 outbreaks within Ontario's 630 facilities.
Of the 218 cases listed on the health unit website, 109 people have recovered, 15 people have died, and 12 people are hospitalized. "The system needs to be changed and we're changing the system".
The province's recovery rate stands at 50.8 per cent, with 6,221 cases being marked as resolved.
There are now around 38,413 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Canada and 1,834 deaths.
There have also been 358 deaths reported among residents/patients in long-term care homes, an increase of 63 deaths from the previous report.
There are 510 new confirmed cases of coronavirus in Ontario along with 37 deaths. Quebec requested military aid for its strapped long-term care homes last week, and members of the Canadian Rangers have been deployed to northern Quebec - in Nunavik, Nutashkuan, Ekuanitshit and the Basse-Côte-Nord region.
The orders mean the closure of parks and recreational areas, non-essential workplaces and restaurants will continue until at least May 6.
Earlier this month, the province said it would also be extending the ongoing state of emergency until May 12, 2020.
There have been 448 deaths at 128 of Ontario's care homes that reported outbreaks.