Ontario confirms 437 new coronavirus cases and 24 more deaths

Apr 26 2020, 8:23 am

There were 437 new test-positive COVID-19 cases discovered in Ontario over the last 24 hours, bringing the province’s total known case count to 14,432.

On Sunday, 24 more deaths were also reported. Ontario’s death toll now sits at 835.

The number of recoveries continues to climb as well. A total of 8,000 cases, more than half of the province’s total, are now considered resolved.

A little more than one in every 10 coronavirus patients in Ontario had to be admitted to the hospital at some point during their infection, giving the province an 11.5% hospitalization rate.

Five more long-term care homes in Ontario are experiencing coronavirus outbreaks since Saturday, bringing the total number of outbreaks in care facilities to 167. In the past 24 hours, 15 more long-term care residents died of their infections. In long-term care homes alone, 455 people have now died of the virus.

Most cases in the province’s known cases (59.5%) were discovered in the Greater Toronto Area. In Ontario, more women (57.4% of total known cases) continue to test positive for the coronavirus compared to men (41.6% of total known cases).