April 18: Total Number of COVID-19 Cases in Ontario Crosses 10,000 and 500 Deaths

Credit: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases-Rocky Mountain Laboratories, NIH

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases passed the 10,000 mark in Ontario today as the province reported 485 new cases of the virus.

Health officials also reported 36 more deaths, bringing the toll to 514.

The Ministry of Health says 4,875 cases are resolved.

There are 828 people in hospital with the illness, and 250 of them are in intensive care.

The majority of people in intensive care are also on ventilators.

Premier Doug Ford is set to make an announcement about the province’s fight against the virus this afternoon.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 18, 2020

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