640 new coronavirus cases confirmed marking largest single-day jump in Ontario

Apr 24 2020, 7:44 am

As of Friday morning, the new cases brings the total to 13,519, with more than half of the cases resolved at 7,087.

Compared to Thursday’s 634 new cases, there has been a slight increase in confirmed coronavirus patients.

So far, a total of 763 people have died from coronavirus in Ontario with 5,414 cases currently under investigation.

According to the Ministry of Long-Term Care daily report, there have been 131 outbreaks reported in long-term care homes, a decrease of one from Thursday’s report. And, they report 573 resident deaths, an increase of 57 deaths in one day.

However, the Public Health Ontario Daily Epidemiologic Summary (iPHIS) shows 143 outbreaks with 463 resident deaths, an increase of 105 deaths from the previous day.

Province of Ontario

The Greater Toronto Area public health units account for more than half of the cases at 59.1%.

Of the total cases, 41.7% are male and 57.2% are female, with 44.8% of cases aged 60 years and older.

To date, there are 910 hospitalized, with 243 in ICU, and 193 patients are on ventilators.

Province of Ontario

According to the province, 12,295 tests were completed in a day — the numbers have been steadily increasing since Monday. But, Premier Doug Ford said by the end of the month he wants to see 14,000 tests done daily.

On Monday, Ontario health officials said that community spread in the province has likely peaked as coronavirus totals trend towards the “best case scenario.”

Now, health officials predict total cases will be 20,000 or less by the end of the month compared to the 80,000 that was originally projected in March.

However, cases and deaths in long-term care homes and other congregate settings will continue to rise.

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.