Coronavirus Canada update: Ontario first to 200 fatalities

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Coronavirus Canada update: Ontario first to 200 fatalities
Coronavirus Canada update: Ontario first to 200 fatalities

The Ministry of Health’s website announced 26 more fatalities in Ontario on Thursday, bringing its death toll to 200.

Health officials also diagnosed 483 new patients with COVID-19. It raises the province’s case count to 5,759, which includes 2,305 people who have recovered from the virus. There are 632 in hospital, including 262 people in intensive care, and 214 on ventilators.

As of April 9, health officials have performed 88,698 tests for COVID-19, while 1,208 people remain under investigation.

It’s unclear at this moment who the 26 new victims are. The numbers reported by the Ministry of Health at 10:30 a.m. are current as of 4 p.m. the evening before.

Early April 8, one more death was reported at the Pinecrest Nursing Home in Bobcaygeon, Ont., where 28 residents have now died. In the afternoon, Toronto public health officials also said that eight more people died at the Seven Oaks long-term care home in Scarborough. There are 16 total deaths at the facility, while another four victims are believed to have also died from the virus but haven’t yet tested positive.

On Wednesday night, a death was reported in the Six Nations of the Grand River, located in southwestern Ontario. There are eight total cases on the reserve.

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