Ontario identifies 568 new coronavirus cases as 39 more people die

Apr 19 2020, 9:32 am

Ontario reported 568 new test-positive COVID-19 cases Sunday, bringing the province’s total case count to 10,578.

In the last 24 hours, 39 more people died from the illness. Ontario’s death toll now sits at 553.

About half of the Ontarians infected with coronavirus have recovered from their illness, so there are 5,209 known infections that are active.

The majority of cases (57.2%) are in the Greater Toronto Area, Canada’s largest city.

Health workers are dealing with outbreaks at 112 long-term care homes around the province. That’s four more outbreaks than the day before.

Slightly more women than men have tested positive for COVID-19 in Ontario, and middle aged people continue to be the largest age cohort among confirmed cases.

Ontario coronavirus cases

Government of Ontario

There are 809 coronavirus patients currently in hospital in Ontario, and 247 of them are in intensive care.

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