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COVID-19: Ontario reports 379 new cases of COVID-19, 21 more deaths


TORONTO, ON., April 7, 2020 – Today, Ontario reported 379 new cases of COVID-19, up 70 from yesterday’s daily number. Sadly, Ontario reported 16 deaths bringing the death toll within the province up to 153, while the total number of COVID-19 cases province-wide now stands at 4,726.

Public health officials said today there are 691 cases under investigation. There are 614 COVID-19 patients hospitalized and 233 in ICU with 187 currently on ventilators.

Long-term care homes have been hit hard with 5 more outbreaks since yesterday bringing the number up to 51 reported outbreaks at this point. There have now been 69 deaths related to long-term care homes.

51.6 percent of Ontario cases are located within the GTA.

According to Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health, as of 12:30 p.m. today there are 1,449 cases of COVID-19 in Toronto. This includes 1,218 confirmed and 231 probable cases. There are 142 cases hospitalized, and there are 63 in intensive care units. Approximately 28% of the cases in Toronto are attributed to community spread.

Sadly, there have been a total of 10 new deaths from COVID-19 in Toronto.

Dr. de Villa also said also shared that Toronto Public Health recently learned of a new case of COVID-19 within our shelter community. “We are actively collaborating with Seaton House to carefully investigate this matter,” said Dr. de Villa.

The data for the Ontario report were based on information extracted from the integrated Public Health Information System (iPHIS) database as of April 6, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

Total COVID-19 cases in Canada

Canada has now reported 17.063 cases including 52 more deaths bringing the total up to 345. With 153, Ontario has the most deaths due to COVID-19, followed by Quebec with 121 and BC with 39 novel coronavirus related deaths reported. Quebec by far has the most cases of COVID-19 with 8,580, followed by Ontario at 4,726 and British Columbia at 1,266. Alberta has 1,348 cases and the rest of the provinces have well below 300 cases each.

Number of COVID-19 cases in the world

Worldwide there are 1,407,123 cases of COVID-19 as of 5:30 pm April 6, 2020 as reported by Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering. Of those cases there have been 80,759 deaths and 297,934 recoveries.

The United States has the most cases of COVID-19 worldwide with 379,965, followed by Spain who with 140,511 while Italy has the third most cases with 135,586. Germany now has 105,604 novel coronavirus reported cases. These are followed by France – 98,984, China – 82,718, Iran – 62,589, United Kingdom – 55,940, Turkey – 34,109 and Switzerland – 22,253, Belgium-22,194 and Netherlands- 19,703 then Canada at 17,046.

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