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COVID-19 Update April 16: Ontario tests record number, reports 514 more cases, 38 more deaths


TORONTO, ON. APRIL 16, 2020 – Today. Ontario reported that a record number of COVID-19 tests were conducted yesterday as 9,001 tests were completed, eclipsing the province’s goal of testing 8,000 by yesterday. The province knows they need to test, test, test and plans on conducting increasingly more tests moving forward. Ontario has reported today that they have now tested 128,093 people.

The bad news is that there was a 6.1% increase in number of cases as the province reported 514 new cases of COVID-19 as of 10:30 am today. In addition to the new cases, there have been 38 more deaths in Ontario, increasing the death toll to 423.

Province-wide 163 of the 423 deaths have occurred at long-term care centres and the total number of cases has risen in the care homes has risen by 176 to 1,467. Not all of the cases are elderly, as 530 of the confirmed cases are members of staff. There have now been 104 outbreaks in long-term care homes and 29 outbreaks in hospitals.

In terms of true stats from today’s numbers, which are really yesterday’s numbers as of 4 pm, Ontario Public Health officials said today there are 4,323 cases under investigation. The number of hospitalized patients in Ontario due to the virus has only increased by nine from 795 to 807, while the number of patients in ICU yesterday dropped from 254 to 248. Today, there are 200 patients currently on ventilators, which is up 2 from yesterday. 980 of the total cases are healthcare workers.

Greater Toronto Area public health units account for 54.8% of cases, of which 1,195 exist in Peel, 347 in Halton, 463 in Durham, 842 in York, 2,881 in Toronto, and 41.7% of all Ontario cases are 60 years of age or older. Toronto has reported 147 deaths and 72 outbreaks.

The Ontario report includes the most current information available from the integrated Public Health Information System (iPHIS) as of 4 p.m. April 15, 2020.

Total COVID-19 cases and deaths in Canada Thursday, April 16 at 11 am

Canada has reported a total to 28,899 cases of COVID-19 including 38 more deaths, bringing the national total of deaths up to 1,048. With 487, Quebec has sustained the most COVID-19 related deaths in Canada while Ontario has now had 423 coronavirus-related deaths. British Columbia had six recorded deaths yesterday and now has 75 reported deaths due to COVID-19. Quebec by far is surging with the most cases of COVID-19 with 14,860. Ontario is second highest at 8,967 and Alberta is ahead of BC with 1,996 cases while BC now has 1,561. Saskatchewan now has 304 reported cases while the rest of the Canadian provinces have well below 300.

SOURCE Canada.ca

Number of COVID-19 cases and deaths around the world Thursday April 16, 2020 11:30 am

Worldwide today, there was a smaller jump than yesterday with 38,003 more cases today bringing the total up to 2,101,164 cases of COVID-19 as of 11:30 am April 16, 2020 as reported by the Johns Hopkins University. Of those cases there have been 3,835 more deaths since 10:30 pm yesterday bringing the death toll to to over one hundred-forty thousand worldwide with 140,773 deaths.

The United States by far has the most cases of COVID-19 worldwide jumping from 641,919 to 645,621, followed by Spain with 182,816 while Italy has the third most cases with 168,941 and Germany has 135,653 reported cases of novel coronavirus. France now has 134,598 cases. The United Kingdom jumped by 4,645 to 104,134. China only reported 11 more cases so they now have 83,403 while Iran now has 77,995. Turkey jumped over 4,000 again to 74,193 cases and Belgium is at 34,809. Meanwhile, Netherlands has jumped above Brazil with 29,381 cases and Brazil now has 29,165 cases. Canada comes next with 28,899 while Russia reported over 3,000 more cases and they now have 27,938. Switzerland is next with 26.732 followed by Portugal has 18,841 cases. and the rest of the world has reported fewer than 15,000 cases of COVID-19.

In terms of deaths, the United States reported 29,216 coronavirus-related deaths. New York City alone has reported 10,899 deaths. Italy has had 22,170 deaths followed by Spain with 19,130, France with 17,167 and then the United Kingdom with 13,729 deaths caused by COVID-19.

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