Ontario reports under 4,000 new COVID-19 cases, 24 deaths

Apr 25 2021, 7:21 am

The Government of Ontario confirmed 3,947 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday morning and 24 additional virus-related deaths.

Today’s cases are lower than Saturday’s 4,094, Friday’s 4,505, Wednesday’s 4,212, and Monday’s 4,447, but higher than Thursday’s 3,682 and Tuesday’s 3,469.

Of the newly announced cases, 1,136 are in Toronto, 901 are in Peel, 406 are in York Region, 209 are in Ottawa, and 207 are in Durham.

A total of 2,126 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 across the province, including 851 who in the ICU. An additional 596 people are in the ICU on a ventilator.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said nearly 46,700 tests were completed, and 4,626,903 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 445,351 COVID-19 cases and 7,911 virus-related deaths.

Zoe DemarcoZoe Demarco

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