Ontario reports 4,094 new COVID-19 cases and 24 deaths

Apr 24 2021, 2:23 pm

The Government of Ontario confirmed 4,094 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday morning and 24 additional virus-related deaths.

Today’s cases are lower than Friday’s 4,505, Wednesday’s 4,212, Monday’s 4,447, and Sunday’s 4,250, but higher than Thursday’s 3,682 and Tuesday’s 3,469.

Of the newly announced cases, 1,191 are in Toronto, 1,014 are in Peel, 406 are in York Region, 226 are in Niagara, and 199 are in Durham.

A total of 2,277 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 across the province, including 833 who in the ICU. Six hundred people are in the ICU on a ventilator.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said nearly 52,200 tests were completed, and 4,527,368 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered.

Ontario remains under a Stay-at-Home order and schools are closed indefinitely to slow virus spread.

Premier Doug Ford announced Thursday that his government is working on a paid sick leave program to supplement the federal Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB). He didn’t say what the program would look like or when details would be available.

To date, Ontario has seen 441,404 COVID-19 cases and 7,887 virus-related deaths.

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