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COVID-19 update: Ontario reports 309 new cases of COVID-19, 13 more deaths

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TORONTO, ON., April 6, 2020 – Today, Ontario reported 309 new cases of COVID-19, which marks the lowest one-day increase since March 31st. Yesterday there were 365 confirmed cases. Sadly, Ontario reported 21 deaths bringing the death toll within the province up to 132, while the total number of COVID-19 cases provincewide now stands at 4,347.

Public health officials said yesterday that there is no longer a backlog for testing, and today there are 329 cases under investigation. There are 589 COVID-19 patients hospitalized and 216 in ICU with 160 currently on ventilators.

Long-term care homes have been hit hard with 10 more outbreaks since Saturday bringing the number up to 46 reported outbreaks at this point. 280 of the 486 confirmed positive cases are staff at the residences. There have now been 56 deaths related to long-term care homes and 23 of those deaths have occurred at the Pinecrest Nursing Home in Bobcaygeon.

Meanwhile 1,624 patients have now made a full recovery from the virus.

Greater Toronto Area public health units account for 51.9% of cases. with Toronto Public Health reporting 1,078 cases with 230 deaths of COVID-19 in Toronto.

Of all cases, 19.8% had travelled in the 14 days prior to becoming ill, 13% had close contact with a confirmed case, 13.9% had community exposure and 47.9% have exposure information pending. 

The data for this report were based on information extracted from the integrated Public Health Information System (iPHIS) database as of April 4, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

Total COVID-19 cases in Canada

Canada has now reported 15,822 cases including 293 deaths. With 132, Ontario has the most deaths due to COVID-19, followed by Quebec with 94 and BC with 38 novel coronavirus related deaths reported. Quebec by far has the most cases of COVID-19 with 7,944. followed by Ontario at 4,347 and British Columbia at 1,203. Alberta has 1,250 cases and the rest of the provinces have well below 300 cases each.

Number of COVID-19 cases in the world

Worldwide there are 1, 324,907 cases of COVID-19 as of 5:30 pm April 5, 2020 as reported by Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering. Of those cases there have been 73,703 deaths and 275,832 recoveries.

The United States has the most cases of COVID-19 worldwide with 352,646, followed by Spain who has now surpassed Italy with 135,032 while Italy has the third most cases with 132,032. Germany now has 101,558 novel coronavirus reported cases. These are followed by France – 98,956, China – 82,666, 929, Iran – 60,500, United Kingdom – 52,274, Turkey – 30,217 and Switzerland – 21,652.

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