Coronavirus: Latest Developments in the Greater Toronto Area April 20


Here is a summary of the latest developments on the new coronavirus pandemic in the Greater Toronto Area for Monday:

606 new cases of coronavirus in Ontario, the total reaches 11,184 cases and 584 deaths

Ontario reported 606 new cases of new coronavirus on Monday and 31 additional deaths, bringing the provincial total to 11,184 cases.

The death toll rose to 584.

Meanwhile, 5,515 people have recovered from COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, accounting for 49.3% of cases.

Monday’s report marks the largest increase in day-long cases, behind Sunday, which registered 568 new cases.

Public health units in the Greater Toronto Area account for 58.3% of all cases in the province.

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606 new cases of coronavirus in Ontario, the total reaches 11,184 cases and 584 deaths

Situation of COVID-19 in Toronto, a city in the midst of a pandemic

Toronto medical officer of health Dr. Eileen de Villa said Monday afternoon that there were 3,343 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 339 probable cases.

Of the confirmed and probable cases, she said that 99 of the 262 Toronto residents hospitalized were in intensive care beds.

To date, 181 Toronto residents have died from COVID-19.

De Villa said the city is currently at the peak of the coronavirus pandemic, adding that there was reason to have “cautious optimism”.

Toronto spikes coronavirus, but pandemic activity “slows down”, says medical officer of health

“Our data modeling shows us that we are currently in the peak period for our reported cases. The doubling rate of COVID-19 cases, which captures the number of days for the number of cases to double, has slowed in the past two weeks, “she told reporters on Monday.

“This tells us that pandemic activity is slowing, and this is good news.”

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She also noted that there had been no “dramatic outbreaks” of hospitalizations, as the number of new people admitted to hospital began to decrease.

“All of this information gathered should be viewed with cautious optimism,” she said.

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“We see our curve flattening because you wash your hands, because you stay at home and because you keep a safe distance from friends, family and loved ones as difficult as I know.”

Elm Grove long-term care home reports 12 COVID-19 deaths, 119 cases

The Elm Grove Living Center, near Dufferin and Queen streets, has confirmed 12 deaths from the virus among its residents. They reported having 83 positive cases among residents and 36 positive cases among staff for a total of 119 cases.

The long-term care home has 126 beds and 162 staff.

“This is an extremely difficult and uncertain time for our community with which we continue to be in frequent and open communication throughout this period. We will remain focused on the well-being of our residents, their families and our dedicated staff, ”said Elm Grove Living Center in a statement.

“We are going to transfer some residents who have tested positive for the virus so that they can be treated in hospitals,” they said, adding that they had partnered with Sinai Health.

The Salvation Army Health Center Meighen reports 18 deaths and 88 cases of COVID-19 between residents and staff

The Salvation Army Meighen Health Center, in partnership with the Sunnybrook Hospital, tested several residents of the Sherbourne Street long-term care home in downtown Toronto.

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Staff said Monday that 74 residents and 14 staff members tested positive for COVID-19 totaling 64 cases and 18 residents died.

The center said infected residents were isolated in their rooms and that the families of those affected were contacted.

“Our most sincere sympathies, thoughts and prayers go out to the family members who have lost their loved ones,” the center said of the residents who died of the virus.

“The Salvation Army continues to stand ready to serve all of our communities to the best of our ability during this difficult and unprecedented time. We do everything we can to protect the health, safety and well-being of all our residents and staff. “

Toronto’s last Meighen Manor long-term care home to be affected by COVID-19

Toronto’s last Meighen Manor long-term care home to be affected by COVID-19

Two TTC bus drivers in different garages test positive for COVID-19

ATU Local 113, the union representing the vast majority of TTC employees, said two different garage drivers tested positive for COVID-19.

One driver works at the Malvern garage and the other driver works at the Arrow Road garage.

To date, there are 23 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among TTC staff.

Ontario coronavirus numbers may have peaked, new modeling suggests

Ontario health officials have released updated data on coronavirus modeling that shows the province has already peaked in community spreads and the numbers appear to be trending downward towards a better scenario.

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Adalsteinn (Steini) Brown, dean of the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health, released the modeling data at Queen’s Park on Monday, along with assistant chief medical officer of health Barbara Yaffe and president and chief executive officer. Ontario Health executive Matthew Anderson.

“Projections now show that the COVID-19 epidemic in Ontario is behaving more like the best of times,” said the report.

However, Brown said that although the community spread of COVID-19 has peaked, cases in long-term care homes, retirement homes and other gathering places appear to continue to grow.

This is the second time that Ontario’s health officials have released this type of projection data to the public.

The cumulative number of cases for the duration of the epidemic is now less than 20,000, “significantly lower” than the 80,000 cases previously scheduled for late April and 300,000 for the end of the pandemic.

Health officials have said that while previous models predicted a peak in May, public health interventions, including widespread adherence to physical distance, have accelerated the peak so far.

“The sacrifices people make to stay at home and wash their hands make a difference,” added the report.

Ontario coronavirus numbers may have peaked, new modeling suggests

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