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Ministry of Health coronavirus situation report #101

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Situation:    

Case count as of 8:00 a.m. May 5, 2020

Area

Case count

Change from yesterday

Deaths

Change from yesterday

Worldwide total

3,663,959

+79,852

252,756

+4,105

Europe

1,481,696

+20,982

142,377

+1,548

China

82,881

+01

4,633

0

Middle East

326,630

+8,165

10,676

+162

Asia & Oceania

178,820

+8,397

5,021

+292

Africa

48,186

+2,602

1,850

+44

Latin America and Caribbean

271,964

+14,223

14,420

+568

North America

1,273,782

+25,482

73,779

+1,491

United States

1,213,010

+24,184

69,925

+1,319

Canada

60,772

+1,298

3,854

+172

 

  • 387 new cases were reported today in Ontario, bringing the cumulative total to 18,310 (this includes 12,779 resolved cases and 1,361 deaths).
  • In Ontario, a total of 352,714 tests have been completed, with tests performed at Public Health Ontario Laboratories and non-Public Health Laboratories. There are currently 6,023 tests under investigation.
  • 1,043 patients are currently hospitalized with COVID-19; 223 are in ICU; and 166 are in ICU on a ventilator.

 Actions Taken

  • Ontario has significantly increased testing and contact tracing capacity, allowing health experts to identify cases of COVID-19 and support efforts to stop the spread of the virus in the community, long-term care homes, and other congregate settings. In partnership with Ontario Health, Public Health Ontario, local public health units, and hospital and community laboratories, the Ontario government has developed an integrated laboratory system which has established the province as a national leader in daily testing volumes per capita.
  • Updated documents for the following have been uploaded to the ministry’s website: Provincial Testing Guidance, Patient Screening Guidance, and Reference document for Symptoms.
  • The Government of Ontario announced it is expanding virtual mental health services to help thousands of Ontarians experiencing anxiety and depression, including frontline health care workers, during the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • The Command Table met yesterday; a summary of the discussion is attached.