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COVID-19 daily update: Ontario reports 510 new cases and 37 more deaths, lowest numbers this week


TORONTO, ON. APRIL 22, 2020 –– Today, Ontario reported 41 fewer cases of COVID-19 marking two-straight days that the daily case count has decreased. The province has now reported 12,245 cases and sadly today Ontario reported 37 more deaths raising the death toll to 659 with 6,221 recoveries.

Province-wide 295 of the 659 deaths have occurred at long-term care centres and the total number of cases in the care homes has risen to 2,339. Not all of the cases are elderly, as 748 of the confirmed cases are members of staff. There were 4 more outbreaks yesterday and now there have been 125 outbreaks in long-term care homes and 35 outbreaks in Ontario hospitals.

With testing greatly ramped up from previous weeks the province eclipsed ten thousand tests for the first time, conducting 10,361 tests yesterday, and Ontario has completed 184,531 tests in total. Ontario officials have said that they want to be completing 12,500 tests a day by today and 16,000 a day by May 6.

In terms of true stats from today’s numbers, which are really from April 21 as of 4 pm, Ontario Public Health officials said today the number of hospitalized patients in Ontario due to the virus has increased by 19 and now stands at 878, while the number of patients in ICU has dropped by 7 to 243. Today, there are 192 patients currently on ventilators, which are two fewer than yesterday. 1,499 of the total cases are healthcare workers.

Greater Toronto Area and Toronto COVID-19 case numbers

Greater Toronto Area public health units account for 59.3 % of cases, of which 1,805 exist in Peel, 393 in Halton, 713 in Durham, and 1,157 in York. Meanwhile as of 3:45 pm today 4,069 cases have been reported in Toronto along with 210 deaths. There have been 83 outbreaks in institutions and 243 cases have recovered.

above Toronto Public Health data on Covid-19 cases and deaths.

Total COVID-19 cases and deaths in Canada Wednesday, April 22 at 7 pm – 40,190 cases, 1,974 deaths

Canada has reported a total to 40,190 cases of COVID-19 including 1,974 deaths. With 1,134, Quebec has sustained the most COVID-19 related deaths in Canada while Ontario has now had 659 coronavirus-related deaths. British Columbia now has 90 deaths due to COVID-19. Quebec by far also has the most cases of COVID-19 with 20,965. Ontario is second highest at 12,245 and Alberta is ahead of BC with 3,401 cases while BC now has 1,795. Saskatchewan now has 316 reported cases while the rest of the Canadian provinces have well below 300.

Number of COVID-19 cases and deaths around the world Wednesday April 22, 2020 10:38 pm

Worldwide today, there are 2,627,630 cases of COVID-1, which is up 95,826 since yesterday at 11 am as reported by the Johns Hopkins University. Of those cases there are have been 5,000 more deaths bringing the worldwide up to 183,336 deaths. But overall there is a downward trend that began yesterday and continues today with half as many deaths reported to yesterday.

The United States by far has the most cases of COVID-19 worldwide jumping from 804,194 to 841,556 followed by Spain with 208,389 while Italy has the third most cases with 187,327 and France remains ahead of Germany with 157,135 reported cases of novel coronavirus. Germany now has 150,648 cases followed by the United Kingdom which now has 134,638. Turkey is now at 98,674 while Iran has 85,996 followed by China reporting 83,876 cases. Russia continues to report large case numbers with 57,999 while Belgium and Brazil are now both above Canada. Brazil has jumped above Belgium with 46,183 cases and Belgium now has 41,889. Canada continues to slow down in terms of number of cases with 41,650. Netherlands is also still slowing with 35,032 followed by Switzerland which is also slowing in case count with 28,268 cases. The rest of the world has reported fewer than 22,000 cases of COVID-19.

In terms of deaths, the United States reported 47,750 coronavirus-related deaths. New York City alone has reported 15,074 deaths. Italy has had 25,085 deaths followed by Spain with 21,717 France with 21,340 and then the United Kingdom with 18,100 deaths caused by COVID-19.

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