17 more deaths and 421 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Ontario

Apr 13 2020, 7:40 am

Ontario’s government confirms there have been 17 more COVID-19 related deaths, with 421 new known cases, bringing the province’s total up to 7,470, as of Monday morning.

Compared to Sunday’s 401 confirmed new cases, there is a slight increase in the new confirmed coronavirus patients.

So far, a total of 291 people have died from coronavirus in the province and 3,357 patients have recovered.

There are 1,534 cases currently under investigation.

There have been 89 outbreaks reported in long-term care homes, an increase of three from Sunday’s report. This is a concern for health officials because residents there are often elderly and more vulnerable to dying from the virus.

The Greater Toronto Area public health units account for 53.9% of the cases.

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Of the total cases, 44.4% are male and 55% are female with 39.5% of cases aged 60 years and older.

To date, there are 760 hospitalized, with 263 in ICU and 203 patients are on ventilators.

According to the province, 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).

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.

Based on Ontario health official’s data projections, the province will possibly see 1,600 deaths by the end of the month with anywhere from 12,500 to 80,000 total cases.

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