Ontario confirms 347 new coronavirus cases, lowest single-day report in weeks

Apr 29 2020, 2:49 pm

Ontario confirms there are 347 new COVID-19 cases in the province, the lowest single-day increase in weeks, as of Wednesday morning.

On April 6, there were 306 new coronavirus cases, the last reported numbers lower than Wednesday’s new cases.

But, just five days ago, the province reported the largest single-day jump at 640 new cases. Compared to Tuesday’s 525 new cases, there has been a decrease in reported cases.

There are 15,728 total cases in the province, with over half resolved at 9,612.

A total of 996 people have died from coronavirus in Ontario with 9,530 cases currently under investigation.

The province reported 45 news coronavirus-related deaths on Wednesday, all of which come from long-term care homes.

According to the Public Health Ontario Daily Epidemiologic Summary (iPHIS), there are 181 outbreaks with 521 resident deaths (an increase of 45 deaths from Tuesday’s report).

However, the Ministry of Long-Term Care daily report, there have been 159 outbreaks reported in long-term care homes. And, they report 775 resident deaths, an increase of 70 deaths from the previous day.

Government of Ontario

The Greater Toronto Area public health units account for more than half of the cases at 59.2%.

Of the total cases, 41.6% are male and 57.5% are female, with 44.8% of cases aged 60 years and older.

To date, there are 977 hospitalized, with 235 in ICU, and 186 patients are on ventilators.

Government of Ontario

The daily summary is based on data reported by the 34 public health units across Ontario and recorded in the province’s integrated Public Health Information System (iPHIS), according to the Ontario government.

iPHIS is the Ministry of Health’s disease reporting system where data is regularly updated, and where each daily summary is pulled at 4 pm the previous day.

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