59 deaths, 525 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Ontario

Apr 28 2020, 7:48 am

The Province of Ontario confirms there have been 59 new COVID-19 related deaths and 525 new cases, making the known total 15,381, as of Tuesday morning.

While cases has been going down since April 25, with 424 new cases reported on Monday, there has been a 3.5% increase.

So far, more than half of the cases have been resolved at 8,964.

A total of 951 people have died from coronavirus in Ontario with 6,282 cases currently under investigation.

According to the Ministry of Long-Term Care daily report, there have been 154 outbreaks reported in long-term care homes. And, they report 705 resident deaths, an increase of 34 deaths than the previous day.

However, the Public Health Ontario Daily Epidemiologic Summary (iPHIS) shows 176 outbreaks with 476 resident deaths. This is a change of 21 deaths from the previous report.

Government of Ontario

The Greater Toronto Area public health units account for more than half of the cases at 59.4%.

Of the total cases, 41.6% are male and 57.5% are female, with 44.6% of cases aged 60 years and older.

To date, there are 957 hospitalized, with 239 in ICU, and 187 patients are on ventilators.

According to the province, 10,852 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.

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.