Ontario COVID cases drop below 400. Deaths up at 43

Health officials reported 390 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the total number of patients in Ontario to 23,774, including 1,962 deaths and 18,190 recoveries.

There were 43 more COVID-19 deaths in Ontario which is the highest number of deaths in weeks.

The single-day record for new cases was reported on April 25 when 640 patients were confirmed.

On Wednesday, health officials also reported four new outbreaks in the province’s long-term care homes, bringing the total to 284.

According to Wednesday’s epidemiologic summary, eight of Ontario’s deceased COVID-19 patients were between the ages of 20 and 39. There have been no deaths recorded in people 19 years of age or younger. Eighty of all deceased patients in the province were between the ages of 40 and 59 and 504 people were between the ages of 60 and 79. People 80 years of age or older continue to be the hardest-hit age group with 1,370 deaths.

There are currently 991 people being treated in Ontario hospitals with COVID-19, including 160 who are being treated in the intensive care unit. Of those, 120 are using a ventilator to assist with breathing.

Testing dropped to 7400. To date there have been 576,000 tests conducted in Ontario.

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