Coronavirus Canada updates: Ontario records biggest jump in fatalities

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Coronavirus Canada updates: Alberta active cases continue to climb in Calgary, Edmonton zones
Coronavirus Canada updates: Alberta active cases continue to climb in Calgary, Edmonton zones

WIth the Ministry of Health reporting 86 fatalities in its latest 24-hour stretch, it increases Ontario’s death toll to 1,082, and pushes Canada’s past 3,000.

Canada had reached 2,000 fatalities on April 23, just after surpassing the 1,000-mark on April 15.

The 86 deaths in Ontario also marks the biggest single-day increase since the start of the outbreak.

Along with the fatalities, Ontario recorded 459 new patients, raising its total case count to 16,187. That includes 10,205 people who had their diagnoses resolved, an increase of 593 since Wednesday’s update, setting a recovery rate of 63 per cent in Ontario.

There are now 999 people in hospital (an increase of 22), including 233 in intensive care (a decrease of 19), while 181 patients are on ventilators (a decrease of five).

As of their last update, the Ministry of Health has completed 277,522 tests for COVID-19, while 12,928 people remain under investigation.

The dire COVID-19 situation in long-term care homes continues, with the Ministry of Long-Term Care announcing four new outbreaks in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 163. There are 2,614 residents diagnosed with COVID-19 (down by 18) and 1,430 staff members (an increase of 69). Sixty-more residents have passed away, for a total of 835 deaths in LTCs.

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