84 deaths, 370 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Ontario

May 4 2020, 7:46 am

The Government of Ontario confirms there are 84 more COVID-19 related deaths, with 370 new cases and a total now reaching 17,923, as of Monday morning.

There was a slight decrease in new cases compared to Sunday’s 435.

Now, almost 70% of the cases have been resolved with 12,505 patients recovered.

A total of 1,300 people have died from coronavirus in Ontario, and there are 6,265 cases currently under investigation.

According to the Public Health Ontario Daily Epidemiologic Summary (iPHIS), there are 212 outbreaks with 626 resident deaths — an increase of 36 deaths from Sunday’s report.

However, the Ministry of Long-Term Care daily report, there have been 175 outbreaks reported in long-term care homes. And, they report 972 resident deaths, an increase of 18 deaths from the previous day.

According to Dr. Barbara Yaffe, Ontario relies on local public health units to report on COVID-19, both in the community and in long-term care homes, through iPHIS, of which there is a delay in the data being received.

At the same time, the Ministry of Long-Term Care has started collecting information about coronavirus-19 in long-term care homes through its network of inspectors.

Government of Ontario

There were 14,555 tests completed from the previous day, exceeding Premier Doug Ford’s promise to have at least 14,000 tests done by the time May came around.

The Greater Toronto Area public health units account for more than half of the cases at 60.1%.

Of the total cases, 41.6% are male and 57.5% are female, with 44.2% of cases aged 60 years and older.

To date, there are 984 hospitalized, with 225 in ICU, and 174 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.