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Ministry of Health coronavirus situation report #89

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Situation:   

Case count as of 8:00 a.m. April 23, 2020

Area

Case count

Change from yesterday

Deaths

Change from yesterday

Worldwide total

2,656,485

+80,803

185,160

+6,498

Europe

1,180,923

+27,705

111,972

+3,222

China

82,798

+10

4,632

0

Middle East

243,254

+7,602

8,438

+228

Asia & Oceania

110,951

+5,368

3,039

+115

Africa

26,759

+1,060

1,245

+45

Latin America and Caribbean

122,518

+7,373

6,179

+410

North America

889,282

+31,685

49,655

+2,478

United States

849,092

+29,917

47,681

+2,338

Canada

40,190

+1,768

1,974

+140

  • 634 new cases were reported today in Ontario, bringing the cumulative total to 12,879 (this includes 6,680 resolved cases and 713 deaths).
  • In Ontario, a total of 194,745 tests have been completed, with tests performed at Public Health Ontario Laboratories and non-Public Health Laboratories. There are currently 6,757 tests under investigation.
  • 887 patients are currently hospitalized with COVID-19; 233 are in ICU; and 185 are in ICU on a ventilator.

 Actions Taken:

  • Ontario is delivering a new COVID-19 Action Plan for Vulnerable People to better protect vulnerable populations during the outbreak of COVID-19.
  • The Government of Ontario announced a new emergency order issued to support people with mental health and addictions issues, as well as an extension of all emergency orders to May 6, 2020.
  • The Ministry has developed two documents which can be used to assist with COVID-19 screening. The first is the COVID-19 Symptoms document that can be used a resource for partners who are looking for an up-to-date symptoms list. The second is a Patient Screening Guidance document which can be used as a tool to help screen people with suspected or confirmed COVID-19.  They are available in English and French on the Ministry’s website and will be updated as the situation evolves. 
  • The Command table met yesterday; a summary of the discussion is attached.
  • A new memos was issued today regarding transfers from hospitals to retirement homes. It is attached.