Coronavirus Canada update: Ontario sees 411 new COVID-19 cases

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Coronavirus Canada update: Ontario sees 411 new COVID-19 cases
Coronavirus Canada update: Ontario sees 411 new COVID-19 cases

The Ontario government is extending its COVID-19 emergency orders until April 23 — and adding some new ones — as the provincial case count rises by 411 people to 6,648.

There have been 691 patients admitted to hospital with COVID-19. Of this number, 257 are in intensive care units, while 215 are on ventilators.

The government also reported on Saturday that 253 people have died of the virus in Ontario. A total of 2,858 people in the province have recovered, the province said.

According to CBC tallies, Ontario has seen 283 deaths.

At a news conference on Saturday afternoon, Dr. David Williams, Ontario’s chief medical officer of health, said there have been 79 outbreaks of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities and 109 deaths related to those outbreaks.

Since the end of January, 744 health-care workers have tested positive for COVID-19 in Ontario.

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