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COVID-19: Ontario extends State of Emergency to April 23rd, reports 411 new cases, 31 more deaths


COVID-19 stats for Ontario, Canada and Worldwide

TORONTO, ON., April 11, 2020 – Today, Doug Ford announced that Ontario is extending its emergency declaration until at least April 23, and the province is also banning camping on Crown land.

The orders, are now put in place under s.7.0.2 (4) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act until April 23, 2020, include 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 the prohibition of price gouging.

But in addition, new measures have been introduced to address surge capacity in retirement homes, restrict recreational camping on Crown land, and allow the re-purposing of existing buildings and temporary structures. All of these actions are based on the advice of Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health.

“I understand the actions we are taking are affecting the lives and livelihoods of people across the province, but these are extraordinary times and we need to do whatever we can to keep individuals and families safe and stop the spread of this terrible virus,” said Premier Ford. “We all must continue to do our part by staying home and practicing physical distancing. With the proper precautions and additional measures we’re taking today, I am confident we will get through this together and stronger.”

Today, Ontario reported 67 fewer cases but 9 more deaths than yesterday. Today’s Ontario total now stands at 6,648, an increase of 411 from yesterday. Sadly, Ontario public health officials also reported 31 more deaths bringing the Ontario’s death toll up to 253.

Public health officials said today there are 1,517 cases under investigation and the number of hospitalized patients in Ontario due to the virus has increased from 673 to 691. While the number of patients in ICU has dropped by 3 from 260 to 257. Today there are 215 patients are currently on ventilators, which is down 2 from yesterday.

Long-term care homes have been getting hit hard with outbreaks. There were 6 more outbreaks since yesterday’s report, bringing the number up to 79 reported outbreaks at this point. There have now been 109 deaths related to long-term care homes up from 98 a day ago.

Greater Toronto Area public health units account for 53.4% of cases.

This report includes the most current information available from the integrated Public Health
Information System (iPHIS) as of 4 p.m. April 10, 2020.

Total COVID-19 cases in Canada

Canada saw a larger increases in reported cases from yesterday with 1,316 more cases of COVID-19 but that is 153 new cases less than yesterday, bringing its total to 22,559 including 69 more deaths, 1 less than yesterday’s increase bringing the total of deaths up to 600. With 253, Ontario still has the most deaths due to COVID-19, but now Quebec has almost as many with 241 coronavirus-related deaths. British Columbia has recorded five more deaths bringing their total up to 55 reported deaths due to COVID-19. Quebec by far still has the most cases of COVID-19 with 11,677, which is up from 10,912 yesterday. Ontario is second highest at 6,648 and British Columbia at 1,410. Alberta has jumped to 1,500 cases and the rest of the provinces have below 300 cases each.

Number of COVID-19 cases around the world

Worldwide today, there was a smaller jump than yesterday with 111,768 more cases today bringing the total up to 1,760,978 cases of COVID-19 as of 5:30 pm April 10, 2020 as reported by Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering. Of those cases there have been 7,791 more deaths bringing the death toll to to over one hundred thousand worldwide with 108,167 deaths and 396,693 recoveries.

The United States by far has the most cases of COVID-19 worldwide jumping from 475,7499 to 522,286, followed by Spain with 161,852 while Italy has the third most cases with 152,271 Germany saw another big jump from 119,624 to 124,288 reported cases of novel coronavirus. These are followed by France – 130,727, China – 83,0141, and then the United Kingdom with a another jump from 71,078 to 79,865. Iran has 70,102, Turkey saw a big jump in cases from 47,029 to 52,147 and Belgium went from 26,667 to 28,018. Meanwhile ,Switzerland is at 25,107, and Netherlands- 24,571 and then Canada at 23,214. Brazil is the only other country with more than 20,000 cases and they are followed by Portugal at 15,987 then Austria, Russia, Israel and South Korea all between 10 and 15 thousand cases.

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