Chris Glover MPP, Spadina–Fort York

Government of Ontario

COVID-19 Facts and Figures

ONTARIO CASES:

As of 4:00 PM April 21:

 

Thursday April 22

Cases

432,805

NEW

3,682 – 0.9% increase

Deaths

7,829 (+40)

Recovered

383,014 (88.5%)

Tests completed in the previous 24 hours

54,246

Backlog – waiting to be processed

33,327

Total tests completed

13,722,749

% Positivity

7.8% (-0.1%)

 

Hospital:

  • Hospitalized: 2,350 (+15)
  • ICU: 806 (+16)
  • Ventilated: 588 (+22)

 

Vaccines:

As of 8:00 PM April 21:

  • Daily doses: 134,920
  • Total doses administered: 4,266,802
  • Total vaccinations completed (both doses): 351,354

 

Confirmed variant of concern (VOC) cases:

  • Lineage B.1.1.7 (UK variant): 44,205 (+2,810)
  • Lineage B.1.351 (South African variant): 113 (+5)
  • Lineage P.1 (Brazilian variant): 218 (+6)

 

CMOH new info:

  • Total Cases: 60+: 19.2%, 40-59: 28.8%, 20-39: 36.7%, under 20: 15.2%
  • Of today’s 3,682 cases: 60+: 537, 40-59: 1,120, 20-39: 1,395, under 20: 634

 

Schools Summary

 

Number of new cases reported today

Number of cases reported in the last 14 days

Number of cases reported more than 14 days ago

Cumulative total (total number of cases reported)

Total Cases

0

2,626

12,280

14,906

Students

0

2,170

9,091

11,261

Staff

0

448

2,034

2,482

Not identified

0

8

1,155

1,163

Schools with a reported case: 1,302 (=) – 26.97% of schools in Ontario

Schools closed: 0

 

Congregate Settings Summary:

 

Resident Cases

Resident Deaths

Staff Cases

Staff Deaths

Active Outbreaks

Cumulative Outbreaks

Long Term Care Homes

15,117 (+4)

3,912 (=)

6,909 (+5)

10 (=)

42 (+7)

1,422 (+7)

  • Retirement Homes: 18 (-2) active outbreaks, and 837 (=) outbreaks in total.
  • Hospitals: 35 (+2) active outbreaks, and 506 (+3) outbreaks in total.

 

  • Of today’s 3,682 cases: 1,131 are in Toronto; 507 in Peel; 436 in York Region; 279 in Ottawa; 200 in Durham Region; 165 in Niagara; 144 in Hamilton; 129 in Halton Region; 94 in Waterloo Region; 69 in Simcoe-Muskoka; 113 in Middlesex-London; 64 in Eastern Region; 47 in Windsor-Essex; 46 in Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph; 38 in Brant County; 34 in Haldimand-Norfolk; 24 in Southwestern Region; 18 in Grey Bruce; 17 in Porcupine; 16 in Sudbury; 16 in Lambton; 14 in Northwestern Region; 12 in Renfrew County; and 10 in Leeds, Grenville & Lanark (all other regions <10)

 

  • Ontario’s top doctor is hinting the province may have started bending the curve as the province logged fewer than 4,000 new infections on Thursday. Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. David Williams made the comments during a news conference on Thursday, saying there are indications that the province might be starting to bend the curve. "We are in this very precarious transition time. Are we in a plateau? Some things are plateauing and some things are dipping down a bit,” Williams told reporters. “Our reproductive number has reduced from 1.2 to 1.073.” “These are indications that we might be starting to bend the curve a bit, but it has not been enough time yet. We are just starting to see the impact of the stay-at-home order and we need to watch it closely.” He said he’s hopeful that over the weekend the province may see “further plateauing” of the case numbers. “The harder we do this and the better we bend the curve, the less people go to the hospitals and the less they fill up our ICUs,” he said. Ontario’s rolling seven-day average now stands at 4,176, down from 4,208 at this point last week.

 

  • In an alarming new trend, people are dying at home from COVID-19 as the third wave of the pandemic increasingly fills hospitals with patients who are younger and sicker. Ontario’s chief coroner says an average of two people a day have been succumbing to the disease at their houses or apartments in the last two weeks because symptoms can progress quickly with more contagious and dangerous variants. “That is in excess of anything that we saw during wave one and over wave two as well,” Dr. Dirk Huyer told a news conference Thursday as the province reported 40 more COVID-19 deaths, the highest daily toll in two months. People dying at home have ranged in age from their 30s to the 70s in a development that Huyer described as “new, unfortunate and sad.” While officials in his office are delving deeper into reports on the deaths to discern more layers of detail, Huyer said he went public with the trend to alert people to be on their guard even as hospitals and their intensive care units are facing unprecedented pressures. Most of the people who died at home had tested positive for COVID-19 or have been associated with people who have, and were found deceased by family members or housemates later in the day or the next morning. “These were people that weren’t necessarily appearing, based upon their symptoms, to be needing to go to hospital or an ambulance to be called. So it’s not that people were ignoring symptoms from what I’ve read ... these were people who did have stable conditions and then deteriorated very quickly,” Huyer said. “We are still evaluating and trying to understand all of the circumstances,” the coroner added. “But certainly, it’s notable in the fact that this is a younger population ... who are suffering serious consequences in the form of death in a quicker period of time than we saw in the past.”