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COVID-19: Ontario reports 478 new cases, 22 more deaths


TORONTO, ON., April 10, 2020 – Today, Ontario reported five fewer cases yesterday and 4 fewer deaths than yesterday. Today’s Ontario total now stand at 6,237, an increase of 478 from yesterday. Sadly, Ontario public health officials also reported 22 more deaths bringing the Ontario’s death toll up to 222.

Public health officials said today there are 1,598 cases under investigation and the number of hospitalized patients in Ontario due to the virus has increased from 632 to 673. While the number of patients in ICU has dropped from 264 to 260. 217 patients are currently on ventilators, which is up 3 from yesterday.

Long-term care homes have been getting hit hard with outbreaks. There were 4 more outbreaks since yesterday’s report, bringing the number up to 73 reported outbreaks at this point. There have now been 98 deaths related to long-term care homes up from 86 a day ago.

Greater Toronto Area public health units account for 52.9% of cases.

This report includes the most current information available from the integrated Public Health
Information System (iPHIS) as of 4 p.m. April 9, 2020.

Total COVID-19 cases in Canada

Canada saw a larger increases in reported cases from yesterday with 1,469 more cases of COVID-19 bringing its total to 21,243 including 70 more deaths, 10 more than yesterday’s increase bringing the total up to 531. With 222, Ontario still has the most deaths due to COVID-19, but now Quebec has almost as many with 216 coronavirus-related deaths. British Columbia has recorded two more deaths bringing their total up to 50 reported deaths due to COVID-19. Quebec by far still has the most cases of COVID-19 with 10,912, which is up from 10,031 yesterday. Ontario is second highest at 6,237 and British Columbia at 1,370. Alberta has 1,451 cases and the rest of the provinces have well below 300 cases each.

Number of COVID-19 cases in the world

Worldwide today, there was a big jump with 146,310 more cases today bringing the total up to 1,650,210 cases of COVID-19 as of 5:30 pm April 9, 2020 as reported by Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering. Of those cases there have been 11,145 more deaths bringing the death toll to to over one hundred thousand worldwide with 100,376 deaths and 368,669 recoveries.

The United States by far has the most cases of COVID-19 worldwide jumping from 432,579 to 475,749, followed by Spain with 157,053 while Italy has the third most cases with 147,577 Germany saw another big jump from 113,615 to 119,624 reported cases of novel coronavirus. These are followed by France – 118,790, China – 82,941, and then the United Kingdom with a huge jump ahead of Iran going from 61,497 to 71,078.Iran has 68,192, Turkey – 47,029 and Belgium which overtook Switzerland now with 26,667 while Switzerland is at 24,548, and Netherlands- 23,245 and then Canada at 21,243.

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