Ontario health officials say 43 more people have died from COVID-19, the largest number of deaths reported by the province in a single day, while confirming 483 new virus cases on Tuesday morning.
There are currently 7,953 cases of COVID-19 in the province, including 334 deaths. At the same time, 3,568 people have recovered from the virus, including 211 in the past 24 hours.
According to Tuesday’s epidemiological summary, a deceased patient is between 20 and 39 years old. 20 other deceased patients were between 40 and 59 years old, 103 deceased patients were between 60 and 79 years old and 183 deceased patients were 80 years old. years or more, an increase of 27 from the number announced on Monday.
Homes for the aged and long-term care homes have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19. The province said on Tuesday morning that there are currently 93 outbreaks in these facilities in Ontario, representing more than 130 deaths.
The news comes as the Legislative Assembly of Ontario prepares to extend the state of emergency in the province for another 28 days.
While the number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 has increased by nine patients since Monday, there is a decrease in the number of people treated in an intensive care unit.
There are currently 769 hospitalized patients, including 255 in intensive care, compared to 263 reported the day before. The number of those needing a fan also fell to 199, down from 203 on Monday.
So far, 12.5% of all reported cases have been hospitalized at some point.
Health officials also say that 857 of all reported cases are health workers.
In terms of testing, the data shows that the province has performed 4,852 COVID-19 tests in the past 24 hours. The province previously said it hoped to increase its daily test output to about 8,000 by April 15.
Since the start of the epidemic in late January, the province has performed 113,082 tests. There are currently 2,107 cases under investigation.
Exposure information for almost half (45.4%) of reported cases is listed as pending, although Ontario health officials believe 1,883 cases were the result of transmission community.
Another 1,306 cases developed through close contact with a confirmed case, another 1,151 cases occurred while traveling in the 14 days preceding the illness.
The province says public health units in the Greater Toronto Area account for the majority of all cases with 54.4%.
Quick facts about all COVID-19 patients in Ontario:
55.2% of all patients in the province are female and 44.1% are male – 49 cases did not specify male or female
2.3% of all patients are 19 years of age or younger
24% of all patients are between 20 and 39 years old
33.6% of all patients are between 40 and 59 years old
23.8% of all patients are between 60 and 79 years old
16.2% of all patients are 80 years of age or older