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Ontario reports 401 new cases of COVID-19, upping the total to 2,793 including 53 deaths


TORONTO, ON. April 2, 2020 – Ontario has confirmed another 401 new cases of COVID-19 as of 10 am, bringing the totally province wide to 2,793, including 53 deaths up from 37 total yesterday. This is the second-biggest one-day increase in confirmed positive tests other than yesterday’s all-time high of 457.

16 of Ontario’s deaths are attributed to a long-term health facility in Bobcaygeon after a resident and his wife both passed away yesterday. This data was retrieved from reporting public health units at 4 pm yesterday afternoon. There have also been 25 other outbreaks reported in long-term care homes, accounting for a total of 226 confirmed cases of the virus. These include 163 residents and 119 staff. 18 total long-term care residents have died along with one spousal visitor.

For the Greater Toronto Area, its public health units account for 53.6% of COVID-19 cases within the province.

Number of COVID-19 cases in Toronto

Meanwhile, Toronto Public Health reported 897 total cases with 727 confirmed and 170 probable. 86 of those cases have been hospitalised with 39 in ICU. There have been 11 deaths so far. Also, 26% of Toronto cases are from community spread, according to Dr. Eilleen de Villa, Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health.

The data for this report were based on information extracted from the Ontario Ministry of Health (MOH) integrated Public Health Information System (iPHIS) database, as of April 1, 2020
at 4 p.m.

Number of COVID-19 cases in Canada

Canada has now reported 10,132 cases including 127 deaths. With 53, Ontario has the most deaths due to COVID-19, followed by Quebec with 33 and BC with 25 novel coronavirus related deaths reported. Quebec by far has the most cases of COVID-19 with 5,518. followed by Ontario at 2,793 and British Columbia at 1,066. Alberta has 871 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, 011,490 cases of COVID-19 as of 5:30 pm April 2, 2020 as reported by Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering. Of those cases there have been 52,863 deaths and 210,186 recoveries.

The United States has the most cases of COVID-19 worldwide with 238,820, followed by Italy with 115,242, Spain with 112,065 and Germany with 84,788 novel coronavirus reported cases. These are followed by China – 82,432, France – 59,929, Iran – 50,468, United Kingdom – 34,167, Switzerland – 18, 827 and Turkey – 18,135.

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