Ontario's COVID-19 death toll jumps by 14 to 67

The move is based on a recommendation by medical officer of health David Williams and was taken to more aggressively trace who people with COVID-19 have come in contact with and ensure those contacts are in isolation.

The provinces total confirmed cases is now 3,255, a 16.5 per cent increase over the day before.

The death toll reported by the province is nearing 100 now with 94 deaths attributed to COVID-19, although provincial numbers have been below those reported by regional health units.

The number of cases of COVID-19 in Ontario has gone up by 462 since yesterday. The province is reporting there have been 1,219 recoveries.

Of the total cases, 48.5% are male and 50.9% are female, with 32.1% being 60 years of age and older. But the number of cases continues to grow at a rate that has alarmed public health officials.

The immediate action that will be put in place will be enhanced capacity for contract tracing and increased testing, especially for those in long-term care homes and for health care workers.

The number of deaths that have been confirmed as COVID-19-related rose by 14 to 67.

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Ontario will introduce more extreme measures to stop the spread of COVID-19, including closing some construction sites and limiting businesses to curb pickup or delivery. A total of 66,753 people have been tested for COVID-19 in the province, and 1,245 people are now under investigation for the virus.

There are now 73 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Simcoe Muskoka region.

COVID-19 has infected 3,255 Ontarians and killed 67, according to lab-confirmed data released Friday by public health officials. There are 462 people in hospital, 194 in intensive care units (ICU) and 140 in ICU on ventilators.

Ninety-four Ontario residents have died from the virus since the outbreak reached the province in late January.

The most recent cases include four in Barrie and one in Collingwood and all of them from either close contact or community transmission.

As of 1 pm on April 2, there are 897 cases in Toronto and 11 people have died.

  • Ismael Montgomery