Ontario confirms 21 more coronavirus deaths as case count hits 7,000

Apr 12 2020, 8:23 am

Ontario confirmed 401 new test-positive COVID-19 cases on Easter Sunday, bringing the province’s total known case count to 7,049.

Province also recorded 21 more coronavirus deaths, bringing Ontario’s death toll to 274.

Only about half of the total cases are active infections because 3,121 people have recovered from the virus.

Ontario coronavirus cases

Government of Ontario

Slightly more women than men have tested positive for coronavirus in Ontario, and people aged 40-59 continue to be the largest age cohort among test-positive patients.

There are 738 people in hospital because of their coronavirus infections, and 261 of them are in intensive care.

Across the province, 86 long-term care homes are dealing with coronavirus outbreaks. This is a concern for health officials because residents there are often elderly and more vulnerable to dying from the virus.

The majority of Ontario’s cases (53.5%) live in the Greater Toronto Area.