Coronavirus Canada update: 12,924 diagnoses and 214 deaths

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Coronavirus Canada updates: Ontario reports fewer than 300 cases for second straight day, sees uptick in tests
Coronavirus Canada updates: Ontario reports fewer than 300 cases for second straight day, sees uptick in tests

Alberta – 1,075 cases, 18 deaths (196 resolved)

British Columbia – 1,174 cases, 35 deaths (673 resolved)

Manitoba – 182 cases, 2 deaths (11 resolved)

New Brunswick – 95 cases (25 resolved)

Newfoundland and Labrador – 195 cases, 1 death (11 resolved)

Northwest Territories – 4 cases

Nova Scotia – 207 cases (21 resolved)

Ontario – 3,630 cases, including 94 deaths (1,219 resolved)

Prince Edward Island – 22 cases (3 resolved)

Quebec – 6,101 cases, 61 deaths (231 resolved)

Saskatchewan – 220 cases, 3 deaths (48 resolved)

Yukon – 6 cases (3 resolved)

CFB Trenton – 13 cases

Ontario’s Ministry of Health website reported 27 new fatalities within the last 24 hours, bringing the province’s death toll to 94 and Canada’s to over 200.

Along with the fatalities, Ontario reported 375 new cases of COVID-19, increasing their case count to 3,630. Among those diagnoses are 1,219 people who have recovered, which is up from the figure the day before by 196. There are also 506 people in hospital with the virus, including 196 who are in intensive care and 152 on ventilators.

As of April 4, 71,338 people have been tested, while 1,336 people are under investigation.

It’s unclear who the 27 new victims are, but it marks the first time that the Ministry of Health has reported double-digit fatalities for three consecutive days. The numbers that are reported each morning on the Ministry’s of Health website at 10:30 a.m. are current as of 4 p.m. the evening before.

Following Friday morning’s Ministry of Health update, four more deaths were reported at Pinecrest Nursing Home. Twenty-one people have died in connection to the centre, which includes the spouse of one of the 20 residents who passed away due to COVID-19 complications.

Two men in their 70s, one from Brampton and the other from Mississauga, passed away in the Peel region, while one more death was reported in York Region. Toronto health officials announced two more deaths Friday afternoon, but it’s not clear if they’re part of the eight fatalities that were reported this week at a Scarborough long-term care home.

Various news organizations have reported discrepancies in the Ministry of Health’s numbers compared to the tallies of individual public health units, saying there are in fact more deaths and cases in Ontario than what’s being reported.

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