Ontario reports 3065 new COVID-19 cases and eight additional deaths

Ontario reports 3065 new COVID-19 cases and eight additional deaths

This brings Ontario seven-day average for number of cases reported to 2,861.

The Ontario government has said it will not duplicate the paid sick leave program run by Ottawa, but Tory said rising case counts and the resulting pressure on the province's hospitals show that approach needs to be reconsidered.

Ontario is expected to reveal two days' worth of COVID-19 statistics today after foregoing yesterday's data drop for Easter Sunday. Of those patients, 310 are now breathing with the assistance of a ventilator.

Since the province began tracking COVID-19 variants in Ontario, it has found 2,165 confirmed cases of B.1.1.7 (U.K. variant), 10 cases of P.1 (Brazilian variant), and 71 cases of B.1.1351 (South African variant).

Since we last reported, we have had 579 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 986 new cases in the Fraser Health region, 100 in the Island Health region, 129 in the Interior Health region, 95 in the Northern Health region and no new cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

There are now 1,852 known active cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa, just one of several record-breaking highs reached during this third wave, which features more unsafe coronavirus variants.

Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer, and Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, today (April 5) issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the COVID-19 response in British Columbia.

RELEASE: Statement from Warden Bob Crate on provincial shutdown
Ontarians need to limit their movements, especially between regions with different levels of community transmission, said Dr. He said hospitalizations in Ontario have surged by almost 42 per cent in the last two weeks.

There are now 510 patients in the ICU with COVID-19, a number unseen in Ontario hospitals throughout the pandemic.

Right now, there are 26,568 active cases of the novel coronavirus in Ontario.

She also says there are 165 new cases in Ottawa and 132 in Niagara Region.

Ontario's seniors are far less pleased with our province's vaccine rollout to date than our Quebec neighbours are with theirs. The province has administered 2,621,839 total doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

There were 76,199 vaccine doses administered in the last 24 hour period.

The numbers used in this story are found in the Ontario Ministry of Health's COVID-19 Daily Epidemiologic Summary.

The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit is reporting another 16 cases.

Related Articles