Chris Fox, CP24.com
Posted on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 10:31 a.m. EDT
Last updated Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 11:03 a.m. EDT
Ontario has reported 43 new deaths in people with COVID-19, the largest increase from day to day. There are now 334 deaths attributed to the virus in Ontario, including 134 among residents of long-term care homes. The province is also reporting 483 new cases, which would be the highest number since a record 550 new cases were confirmed on April 8. The number is up about 15% from the 421 new cases reported on Monday and 20% from the 401 cases reported on Sunday. The increase in deaths and new cases comes a day after Ontario's Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Barbara Yaffe said that an apparent stabilization of the new infections had given her "a glimmer of hope , but with some caution. " "The epidemic curve is generally symmetrical, which means there will be cases (after the peak), but we will be going down," she told reporters. Province still hasn't passed tests In the past 24 hours, the province has completed 4,852 tests, which falls short of the 8,000 daily tests that public servants pledged to achieve by tomorrow and far from the 13,000 tests that public servants promised later. in the month. The only good news comes from the number of people hospitalized with the virus. There are now 769 people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in hospitals in Ontario, just nine more than a day ago. The number of people in intensive care units has increased from 263 to 255 in the past 24 hours. There are now 7,953 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the province, including recoveries and deaths. The number is up 68% from the 4,726 confirmed cases the province had in the same week last week. Here are some other data highlights:
There are now 210 deaths in people over the age of 80. This number represents approximately 60% of all deaths, although the group accounts for only 16% of all confirmed cases.
There are now 857 confirmed cases among healthcare workers (10.8% of all cases)
About 44% of all cases (3,568) are now considered resolved.
Backlog of pending tests now stands at 2,107
There are now outbreaks in 93 long-term care homes, an increase from four since yesterday