Ontario confirms 424 new coronavirus cases, marking decline for third straight day
The Province of Ontario confirms there have been 424 new COVID-19 cases, making this the third day in a row known cases are down, bringing the total cases to 14,856 as of Monday.
There have been 57 more coronavirus-related deaths and 42 of those deaths took place in long-term care homes.
However, since Saturday, cases have been steadily decreasing.
On April 25, there were 476 cases with 48 reported deaths and on April 26, there were 437 cases and 24 reported deaths.
So far, more than half of the cases have been resolved at 8,525.
A total of 892 people have died from coronavirus in Ontario with 5,001 cases currently under investigation.
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According to the Ministry of Long-Term Care daily report, there have been 150 outbreaks reported in long-term care homes. And, they report 671 resident deaths, an increase of 17 deaths than the previous day.
However, the Public Health Ontario Daily Epidemiologic Summary (iPHIS) shows 170 outbreaks with 497 resident deaths, an increase of 42 deaths from the previous day.
The Greater Toronto Area public health units account for more than half of the cases at 59.5%.
Of the total cases, 41.5% are male and 57.5% are female, with 44.5% of cases aged 60 years and older.
To date, there are 945 hospitalized, with 241 in ICU, and 192 patients are on ventilators.
According to the province, 12,550 tests were completed in a day but, Premier Doug Ford said by the end of the month he wants to see 14,000 tests done daily.
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.