LATEST: Ontario and Hamilton COVID-19 numbers as of April 24, 2020

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Published April 24, 2020 at 6:13 pm

The province says that 640 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Ontario and that over 700 residents have died of the virus.

The province says that 640 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Ontario and that over 700 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 Friday, April 24, Ontario is reporting 13,519 cases of the novel coronavirus in the province. 

The province says 763 people have died of the disease, while another 7,087 have made full recoveries. 

The province says 910 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized, with 243 being treated in intensive care units. The website says 193 patients are currently using ventilators. 

According to the website, 207,040 people have been tested for the virus and 5,414 possible cases are under investigation. The website says 12,295 tests have been completed in the last day.

In Hamilton there are currently 369 total COVID-19 cases (up five from Thursday’s report) with 364 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, 49 (13%) of these cases were ever hospitalized for COVID-19 and 71 (19%) of these cases are from facilities with active outbreaks.

17 deaths (5%) have been reported in Hamilton.

At this time, 186 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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