21 more deaths and 379 new confirmed coronavirus cases in Ontario

Apr 7 2020, 7:43 am

The Province of Ontario confirms there are 21 more dead, and 379 new known cases of COVID-19, bringing the province’s total cases up to 4,726, as of Tuesday morning.

To date, a total of 153 people have died from coronavirus in the province and 1,802 patients have recovered.

There are 691 currently under investigation.

With 309 new cases on Monday, the 379 new cases announced shows a slight increase of cases, but is still lower than the over 400 cases confirmed on April 5.

There have been 51 outbreaks reported in long-term care homes, an increase of five from the previous day.

The Greater Toronto Area public health units account for 51.5% of the cases.

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Of the total cases, 46.8% are male and 52.7% are female with 35.5% of cases 60 years of age and older.

Additionally, 19.1% had travelled in the 14 days prior to becoming ill, 14.7% had close contact with a confirmed case, 19.1% had community exposure, and 47.0% have exposure information pending.

Currently, 614 patients are hospitalized with 233 in ICU and 187 on ventilators.

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, where data for each day’s summary will be pulled from at 4 pm the previous day.

On Friday, the province released its coronavirus projections and models.

With the existing measures in place, Ontario health officials forecast the province will see 1,600 deaths with 80,000 cases by the end of the month.

If stricter measures are put in place, then the province could see 200 deaths with 12,500 cases.

As of April 5, there are 16,667 cases in Canada with 323 reported deaths.

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