424 new COVID-19 cases reported in Ontario, over 400 total cases confirmed in Hamilton
Published April 27, 2020 at 7:49 pm
The province says that 424 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Ontario and that over 800 residents have died of the virus.
The province says that 424 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Ontario and that over 800 residents have died of the virus. While case numbers are increasing, it does not appear that the rate of hospitalizations is increasing at this time.
Models recently released by the province also suggested that Ontario has reached its peak in the pandemic.
As of April 27, Ontario is reporting 14,856 cases of the novel coronavirus in the province. The province says 892 people have died of the disease, while another 8,525 have made full recoveries.
The province says 945 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized, with 241 being treated in intensive care units. The website says 191 patients are currently using ventilators.
According to the website, 242,188 people have been tested for the virus and 5,001 possible cases are under investigation. The website says 12,550 tests have been completed in the last day.
In Hamilton there are currently 409 total COVID-19 cases (up eight from Sunday’s report) with 404 confirmed positive cases and five probable cases (cases for certain symptomatic individuals where laboratory results are not available, inconclusive, or negative).
According to the city, 52 (13%) of these cases were ever hospitalized for COVID-19 and 76 (19%) of these cases are from facilities with active outbreaks.
17 deaths (4%) have been reported in Hamilton.
At this time, 204 cases are considered resolved (50%).
The city states that noticeable increases in confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Hamilton are the result of changes to testing criteria and local mass testing events in institutional settings, and not necessarily the result of increasing local activity.
The province and city are continuing to update their numbers on a daily basis.
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