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Ministry of Health coronavirus situation report #74

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Situation:

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

Area

Case count

Change from yesterday

Deaths

Change from yesterday

Worldwide total

1,447,051

+99,133

83,130

+8,396

Europe

720,660

+45,704

58,317

+5,642

China

83,783

+188

3,333

+02

Middle East

122,077

+9,912

4,981

+359

Asia & Oceania

51,404

+3,060

1,173

+120

Africa

10,667

+884

534

+59

Latin America and Caribbean

39,417

+3,878

1,574

+236

North America

419,043

+35,507

13,218

+1,978

United States

401,146

+34,277

12,837

+1,920

Canada

17,897

+1,230

381

+58

  • 550 new cases were reported today in Ontario, bringing the cumulative total to 5,276 (this includes 2,074 resolved cases and 174 deaths).
  • In Ontario, a total of 84,601 people have been tested, with tests performed at Public Health Ontario Laboratories and non-Public Health Laboratories. There are currently 1,102 tests under investigation.
  • 605 patients are currently hospitalized with COVID-19; 246 are in ICU; and 195 are in ICU on a ventilator.

Actions Taken:

  • A testing guidance update, with a focus on testing of vulnerable populations, as well as health care workers and first responders.
  • Updated CMOH Directive #3 to strengthen screening, testing and outbreak management in long-term care homes.
  • Webinars were held on April 1, 2020 to share with public health units (PHUs) and long-term care homes (LTCHs) the best practices and guidance on infection prevention and control in LTCHs relating to COVID-19. A recording of the PHU session can be found [bit.ly/20200401-LTC-PHU]here and a recording of the LTCH session can be found [bit.ly/20200401-LTC]here. Additionally, the ministry’s guidance to LTCHs can be found on the ministry’s website and a foundational document on control of respiratory infections in long-term care homes can be found here.
  • The Command Table met today; a summary of the meeting is attached.