38 more deaths reported, 551 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Ontario

Apr 21 2020, 2:42 pm

The Government of Ontario confirms there have been 38 more COVID-19 related deaths, with 551 new cases, bringing the total to 11,735, as of Tuesday morning.

Almost half of the cases have been resolved at 5,806.

Compared to Monday’s 606 confirmed new cases, there has been a slight decrease in confirmed coronavirus patients.

So far, a total of 622 people have died from coronavirus in Ontario with 5,546 cases currently under investigation.

There have also been 121 outbreaks reported in long-term care homes, an increase of seven from Monday’s report.

There are 273 deaths reported among residents and patients in long-term care homes, an increased of 24 deaths in one day, accounting for the majority of new deaths confirmed in Ontario.

The Greater Toronto Area public health units account for more than half of the cases at 58.7%.

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Of the total cases, 42.2% are male and 56.8% are female, with 43.8% of cases aged 60 years and older.

To date, there are 859 hospitalized, with 250 in ICU, and 194 patients are on ventilators.

According to the province, 9,330 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 per day.

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.

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