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COVID-19 update: Ontario reports 180 fewer cases and 48 more deaths


TORONTO, ON. APRIL 254, 2020 –– Today, Ontario once again reported fewer cases for the second straight day after two days of record high numbers. 470 cases of COVID-19 were reported by 33 public health units across Ontario at 4 pm yesterday. The province has now reported close to 14,000 cases of COVID-19 and now stands at 13,995 cases. Sadly, today Ontario reported 48 more deaths, although that is 2 fewer than yesterday, it raises the death toll to 811 with 7,501 recoveries.

Of the 811 deaths reported by Ontario Public Health, 3 people were aged 20-39, while 39 deaths occurred in people aged 40 to 59, 221 people aged 60-79 have died and 548 deaths occurred in people aged 80 or older.

Sadly, province-wide 470 of the 811 deaths have occurred at long-term care centres, which is an increase of 7 deaths, and the total number of cases in the care homes has risen to 3,205. These number are increasingly lower each day now.

Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. David Williams said it is encouraging the numbers dropping and that “It looks like a number of metrics are going in the right direction.”

Not all of the cases are elderly, as 965 of the confirmed cases are members of staff. Hospitals have also reported 122 staff cases of COVID-19. There was a big jump of 19 more outbreaks yesterday in long-term care homes and now there have been 162 outbreaks and 50 outbreaks in Ontario hospitals, which is up 9 from yesterday.

Testing numbers dropped a bit yesterday as province conducted 10,578 tests vs 12,295 yesterday, and Ontario has now completed 217,618 tests in total. The province is aiming to be testing 16,000 people a day by May 6.

In terms of true stats from today’s numbers, which are really from April 24 as of 4 pm, Ontario Public Health officials said today the number of hospitalized patients in Ontario due to the virus has increased by 38 and now stands at 925, while the number of patients in ICU has risen by just 2 to 245. Today, there are 195 patients currently on ventilators, which are two more than yesterday. 1,817 of the total cases are healthcare workers.

Greater Toronto Area and Toronto COVID-19 case numbers

Greater Toronto Area public health units account for 59.4% of cases, of which 2,039 exist in Peel, 413 in Halton, 806 in Durham, and 1,289 in York.

Meanwhile as of 9:00 am yesterday Toronto Public Health says 4,408 cases have been reported in Toronto along with 238 deaths. There have been 83 outbreaks in institutions and 243 cases have recoveredwhile 300 people are in hospital (7 more than yesterday), and 113 people are in intensive care.

Yesterday, Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health continued her plea for Toronto residents to stay the course, especially with such a beautiful weekend ahead. “The weekend is upon us and I know many of us want to spend time with friends and loved ones outside. I need to remind you that it continues to be extremely important for us to stay home to reduce the spread of this virus. I encourage you to connect and to stay connected with your loved ones but to do so virtually, or by phone. Your actions will help us to get our city back and save lives,” said Dr. de Villa.

Total COVID-19 cases and deaths in Canada Saturday, April 25 at 11 am – 44,364 cases, 2,302 deaths

Canada has reported a total to 44,364 cases of COVID-19 including 2,350 deaths. With 1,340, Quebec has sustained the most COVID-19 related deaths in Canada while Ontario has now had 811 coronavirus-related deaths. British Columbia remains 98 deaths due to COVID-19. Quebec by far also has the most cases of COVID-19 with 22,616 and they have yet to report today’s numbers. Ontario is second highest at 13,995 and Alberta is now well ahead of BC with 4,017 cases while BC now has 1,853. Saskatchewan now has 341 reported cases while the rest of the Canadian provinces have well below 300.

Number of COVID-19 cases and deaths around the world Saturday April 25, 2020 at 5:30 pm

Worldwide today, there are 2,886,408 cases of COVID-1, which is up 258,778 since yesterday at 5:30 pm as reported by the Johns Hopkins University. Of those cases there are have been 6,350 more deaths, which is a thousand more than yesterday’s increase, bringing the worldwide up to 195,920 deaths.

The United States by far has the most cases of COVID-19 worldwide jumping from 890,524 to 933,933 followed by Spain with 223,759 while Italy has the third most cases with 195,351and France, although their case count is slowing down, remains ahead of Germany with 159,957 reported cases of novel coronavirus. Germany now has 156,4185 cases followed by the United Kingdom which continues to record four to five thousand cases a day, now has 149,551Turkey is now at 107,773 while Iran has 89,328 followed by China reporting 83,901 cases. Russia continues to report large case numbers going from 68,622 to 74,588 yesterday while Brazil saw another big jump and is now reporting 58,616 cases. Canada remains above Belgium with 45,490 cases and Belgium now has 45,325Netherlands has reported 37,384 total cases of the virus followed by Switzerland which is also continuing to slow in case count with 28,894 cases. India is now starting to report more cases as they have gone above 25 thousand with 26,283. Peru has now had 25,331 and the rest of the world has below 25,000 cases of COVID-19.

In terms of deaths, the United States reported 52,234 coronavirus-related deaths. New York City alone has reported 17,126 deaths. Italy has had 26,384 deaths followed by Spain with 22,902, France with 22,614 and then the United Kingdom with 20,319 deaths caused by COVID-19.

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