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Ministry of Health coronavirus situation report #93

We the North
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Situation:   

Case count as of 8:00 a.m. April 27, 2020

Area

Case count

Change from yesterday

Deaths

Change from yesterday

Worldwide total

3,017,980

+77,010

207,722

+3,902

Europe

1,295,274

+30,902

122,461

+1,932

China

82,830

+03

4,633

+01

Middle East

272,296

+4,840

9,271

+202

Asia & Oceania

130,631

+4,078

3,607

+132

Africa

32,733

+883

1,427

+36

Latin America and Caribbean

169,999

+8,337

8,348

+354

North America

1,034,217

+27,967

57,975

+1,245

United States

987,322

+26,426

55,415

+1,150

Canada

46,895

+1,541

2,560

+95

  • 424 new cases were reported today in Ontario, bringing the cumulative total to 14,856 (this includes 8,525 resolved cases and 892 deaths).
  • In Ontario, a total of 242,188 tests have been completed, with tests performed at Public Health Ontario Laboratories and non-Public Health Laboratories. There are currently 5,001 tests under investigation.
  • 945 patients are currently hospitalized with COVID-19; 241 are in ICU; and 191 are in ICU on a ventilator.

 Actions Taken:

  • Friday’s Command Table memo is included in today’s Situation Report.
  • Today, the Ontario government released A Framework for Reopening our Province, which outlines the criteria Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health and health experts will use to advise the government on the loosening of emergency measures, as well as guiding principles for the safe, gradual reopening of businesses, services and public spaces.
  • An amended Primary Care Provider Guidance document is attached.  The amended document makes reference to the ‘COVID-19 Patient Screening Guidance Document’ under active screening, and clarifies that the case definition is primarily meant for public health surveillance purposes.
  • An updated screening tool for Long-Term Care Homes and Retirement Homes has been uploaded to the website.