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Ontario reports 375 new cases of COVID-19, 27 more deaths


TORONTO, ON., April 4, 2020 – Today, Ontario reported 375 new cases of COVID-19, which are fewer cases than the province reported the past two days, Yesterday there were 462 confirmed cases and the day before there were 401. Sadly, Ontario reported 27 deaths marking a daily record and bringing the death toll within the province up to 94, while the total number of COVID-19 cases provincewide now stands at 3,630.

Public health officials said yesterday that there is no longer a backlog for testing, and today there are 1,336 cases under investigation. There are 506 COVID-19 patients hospitalized and 196 in ICU with 152 currently on ventilators.

Long-term care homes have been hit hard with thirty-six reported outbreaks at this point.

Meanwhile 1,200 patients have now made a full recovery from the virus, up from 1,023 on Friday.

Greater Toronto Area public health units account for 51.9% of cases. 

Of all cases, 21.3% had travelled in the 14 days prior to becoming ill, 12.5% had close contact with a confirmed case, 17.9% had neither and 48.4% 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 3, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

Today’s COVID-19 cases across Canada. Graphic by canada.ca

Total COVID-19 cases in Canada

Canada has now reported 2,157 cases today increasing its total to 13,904 cases including 231 deaths. With 94, Ontario has the most deaths due to COVID-19, followed by Quebec with 75 and BC with 38 novel coronavirus related deaths reported. Quebec by far has the most cases of COVID-19 with 6,997. followed by Ontario at 3,630 and British Columbia at 1,203. Alberta has 1,075 cases and the rest of the provinces have well below 300 cases each.

World map of COVID-19 cases. Johns Hopkins University

Number of COVID-19 cases in the world

Worldwide there are 1, 197,405 cases of COVID-19 as of 5:30 pm April 4, 2020 as reported by Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering. Of those cases there have been 64,606 deaths and 246,152 recoveries.

The United States has the most cases of COVID-19 worldwide with 308,850, followed by Spain who has now surpassed Italy with 126,168 while Italy has the third most cases with 124,632. Germany now has 96,092 novel coronavirus reported cases. These are followed by France – 90,848 who surpassed China – 82,543, 929, Iran – 55,743, United Kingdom – 42,477, Turkey – 23,934 and Switzerland – 20,505.

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