43 deaths, 483 new cases reported as Ontario's coronavirus totals reach close to 8000

Apr 14 2020, 7:45 am

Ontario’s government confirms there have been 43 more COVID-19 related deaths, with 483 new known cases, bringing the province’s total up to 7,953, as of Tuesday morning.

Compared to Monday’s 421 confirmed new cases, there is an increase in the newly confirmed coronavirus patients.

So far, a total of 334 people have died from coronavirus in the province and 3,568 patients have recovered.

There are 2,107 cases currently under investigation.

There have been 93 outbreaks reported in long-term care homes, an increase of four from Monday’s report.

According to Toronto health officials on Monday, in Toronto alone, there are 39 facilities that have one or more patients with the virus and there have been 50 coronavirus-related deaths across the long-term care homes in the GTA.

The Greater Toronto Area public health units account for more than half of the cases at 54.4%.

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Of the total cases, 44.1% are male and 55.2% are female, with 40% of cases aged 60 years and older.

To date, there are 769 hospitalized, with 255 in ICU, and 199 patients are on ventilators.

On Monday, health officials said that there is a chance Ontario’s coronavirus peak will happen this week.

While the province has almost 8,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, the number of new cases is declining “slowly.”

And according to Dr. Barbara Yaffe, Ontario’s associate chief medical officer of health, assuming all public health measures continue, the peak is likely to happen soon.

“Our numbers, generally speaking, the number of new cases each day has been going down slightly. Not exactly but the general trend,” said Yaffe on Monday. “The modellers have told us that the peak is likely going to happen this week.”

Dr. Yaffe said that after a peak, there will still be cases, but they will go down.

“That’s assuming all the measures in place continue, all the public health measures continue. If they are in fact correct, and things continue, after a peak, usually things go down,” she said.

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.

Ontario is bringing up testing capacity to 8,000 a day, with Ford vowing to have the province test up to 13,000 daily, compared to the 2,000 to 3,000 tests being done until now.

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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