Ontario confirms 25 more coronavirus deaths and 408 new cases

Apr 5 2020, 8:32 am

The Ontario government confirmed 408 new test-positive COVID-19 cases Saturday, bringing the province’s total known case count to 4,038.

The province also added 25 new confirmed coronavirus deaths to its official count, bringing the province’s toll to 119.

The government now says 1,449 people have recovered from their illness, meaning 36% of the province’s total case count are not active infections.

Known coronavirus patients continue to be a fairly even split of men and women, and people aged 40-59 continue to be the largest cohort among the known infections.

Ontario covid cases April 5

Government of Ontario

The province is dealing with outbreaks in 44 of its long-term care homes, where elderly residents who catch the disease are particularly vulnerable.

Ontario has also released some data about where people acquired their infections:

  • 20% of cases travelled in the last 14 days
  • 12% had close contact with a known case
  • 19% are confirmed community transition
  • 48% have exposure information pending

Ontario will update its case count again on Sunday afternoon.