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Ontario COVID-19 cases rise by 450 in Star tally,,on April 5, 2020 at 10:15 pm

Ontario COVID-19 cases rise by 450 in Star tally,,on April 5, 2020 at 10:15 pm

Ontario’s local public health units reported 4,722 confirmed or probable cases of COVID-19, including 143 deaths as of Sunday afternoon, according to the Star’s latest count of the public tallies and press releases issued by Ontario’s 34 regional health units.

As of 5 p.m., with several health units still to report, Sunday had already seen nearly 450 new cases reported in Ontario’s largest single-day rise since the start of the pandemic. Many of those came after Toronto announced its largest one-day increase of 206 new cases.

The city has so far reported 1,438 confirmed or probable COVID-19 cases, including 27 deaths, with 140 people hospitalized, 58 in intensive care.

As of Sunday morning, the province reported that a total of 1,449 patients have recovered after being infected.

The province says its data is accurate to 4 p.m. the previous day. The province also cautions its latest count of deaths — 119 — may be incomplete or out of date due to delays in its reporting system.

The local health units post new information to their websites throughout the day. The Star’s count includes some patients reported as “probable” COVID-19 cases, meaning they have symptoms or contacts that indicate they very likely have the disease, but have not yet received a positive lab test.

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Ed Tubb is an assignment editor and a contributor focused on crime and justice. He is based in Toronto. Follow him on Twitter: @edtubb

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