Four new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in northern Ontario

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On Saturday, four new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in northern Ontario, one in Greater Sudbury, the other in Thunder Bay, and two in the Porcupine Health Unit watershed.

To date, Sudbury & District Public Health has reported 30 cases of COVID-19 in the region, one of whom has died and 20 have recovered. As of 5:00 p.m. on April 10, a total of 1,323 individuals have been tested in the region for the virus, and 340 are still awaiting results.

This brings the total number of cases in Northern Ontario to 131, including 50 recoveries. The Porcupine District Health Unit covering Timmins and the Cochrane, Matheson, Iroquois Falls and Smooth Rock Falls area continues to have the highest number of cases with a total of 39.

At 1:48 p.m. on April 11, there were 6,648 cases of virus in Ontario, including 2,858 recoveries and 258 deaths. There have been 96,321 tests done in the province since January, and results are expected for 1,517.

Ontario reported that 691 patients were hospitalized for the virus, 257 in the intensive care unit and 215 in the ventilator unit.

There were 24,760 confirmed and suspected cases of virus in Canada at 1:58 p.m. April 11.

As of April 11 at 2:20 p.m., 1,614,951 cases have been reported worldwide, including 99,887 deaths in 213 countries, regions or territories.

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