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COVID-19: Ontario reports 401 new cases, 21 more deaths, 7,049 total cases

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TORONTO, ON., APRIL 12, 2020 – Today, Ontario reported 10 fewer cases 10 less deaths than yesterday. Today’s Ontario total now stands at 7,049, an increase of 411 from yesterday. Sadly, Ontario public health officials also reported 21 more deaths bringing the Ontario’s death toll up to 274.

Public health officials said today there are 1,619 cases under investigation and the number of hospitalized patients in Ontario due to the virus has increased from 691 to 738. While the number of patients in ICU is four more than yesterday rising to 261. Today, there are 196 patients are currently on ventilators, which is down 19 from yesterday.

Stats are from from the integrated Public Health
Information System (iPHIS) on April 11, 2020 at 4 pm

Long-term care homes have been getting hit hard with outbreaks. There were 7 more outbreaks since yesterday’s report, bringing the number up to 86 reported outbreaks at this point. There have now been 114 deaths related to long-term care homes up from 99 a day ago.

Greater Toronto Area public health units account for 53.5% of cases while Toronto now has 2,225 confirmed cases up 10 from yesterday while 114 have recovered. There are 208 patients currently hospitalised in Toronto and 85 are in intensive care.

This report includes the most current information available from the integrated Public Health
Information System (iPHIS) as of 4 p.m. April 11, 2020. The number of deaths is temporarily unavailable but as of Saturday there were 79 deaths in Toronto due to COVID-19,

Total COVID-19 cases in Canada

Canada saw a larger increase in reported cases from yesterday with 1,824 more cases of COVID-19 bringing its total to 24,383 including 117 more deaths, 48 more than yesterday’s increase bringing the total of deaths up to 717. With 328, Quebec now has overtaken Ontario with the most deaths due to COVID-19, Ontario 274 coronavirus-related deaths. British Columbia has recorded three more deaths bringing their total up to 58 reported deaths due to COVID-19. Quebec by far is surging with the most cases of COVID-19 with 12,846, which is up from 11,677 yesterday. Ontario is second highest at 7,049 and Alberta has jumped ahead of BC with 1,651 cases while BC now has 1,445 and the rest of the provinces have below 300 cases each with Saskatchewan the highest of those provinces at 298.

Number of COVID-19 cases around the world

Worldwide today, there was a smaller jump than yesterday with 85,985 more cases today bringing the total up to 1,846,963 cases of COVID-19 as of 8:30 pm April 12, 2020 as reported by Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering. Of those cases there have been 5,934 more deaths bringing the death toll to to over one hundred thousand worldwide with 114,101 deaths and 381,611 recoveries.

The United States by far has the most cases of COVID-19 worldwide jumping from 522,286 to 556,044, followed by Spain with 166,831 while Italy has the third most cases with 156,363 France overtook Germany with a big jump from 130,727 to 133,670 reported cases of novel coronavirus. While Germany has 127,834 cases. The UK jumped above China with 85,208 while China only went up slightly to 83,135. Iran now has 71,686, Turkey saw a big jump in cases from 52,147 to 56,956 and Belgium went from 28,018 to 29,647. Meanwhile, Netherlands jumped above Switzerland with 25,746 while Switzerland is at 24,414. Canada is close behind at 24,383. Brazil is the only other country with more than 20,000 cases (23,318) and they are followed by Portugal at 16,585 then Russia, Austria, Israel and South Korea all between 10 and 15 thousand cases.

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