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Ontario confirms 3,469 new COVID cases Tuesday

The province has also reported 159 new hospitalizations, 3,369 recoveries, and 22 deaths in today's update
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Public Health Ontario has reported 3,469 new cases of COVID-19 today (April 20).

Today's report includes 3,369 recoveries and 22 new deaths.  

The deaths reported today include one person between 20 and 39 years old, five people between 40 and 59 years old, 10 people between 60 and 79 years old, and six people over the age of 79 years old.

The province has reported 159 new hospitalizations since yesterday, and 39 new admissions of COVID-19 patients to intensive care units.

The April 20 update provided by the province's public health agency also reported the following data:

  • 42,941 active cases, which is up from 42,863 yesterday. 
  • 2,360 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in Ontario, up from 2,202 reported yesterday. 
  • There are 773 patients in intensive care units because of COVID-19 (up from 755 yesterday) and 537 COVID patients on ventilators (up from 516 reported yesterday)
  • The province reported 40,596 tests were processed yesterday resulting in a 10 per cent positivity rate. 
  • Another 29,217 tests are still under investigation and/or being processed. To date, 13.6 million tests have been completed.
  • Of the 3,469 new cases reported today, 1,074 are from Toronto, 775 cases are from Peel, 406 are from York Region, and 77 are from Simcoe-Muskoka
  • The new cases reported today include 641 individuals aged 19 and under, 1,248 people between 20 and 39 years old, 1,027 people between 40 and 59 years old, 495 people between 60 and 79 years old, and 54 people aged 80 and over.


  • There were 90,409 doses of vaccines against COVID-19 administered on April 19, up from 66,897 administered on April 18.
  • As of 6 p.m. on April 19, the province reported 3,995,187 doses of vaccine against COVID-19 have been administered.
  • In total, 347,587 people have been fully vaccinated.

Public Health Ontario has confirmed 424,911 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, and reported 374,213 recoveries and 7,757 deaths, of which 3,912 were individuals living in long-term care facilities.

The cumulative average incidence rate in the province is 2,858.6 cases per 100,000 people in Ontario.

The weekly incidence rate in Ontario is 206.5 cases per 100,000 people, which is an increase of 27.8 per cent from last week (April 4 to April 10). 

There is a provincial shutdown and stay-at-home order in effect until further notice. For more details on the latest regulations, visit the Ontario website here.


Yesterday, the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit reported 281 new COVID cases in its first update since Friday. 

There are 1,090 active, lab-confirmed cases in the region, most of which are in Simcoe County.

The health unit has reported 2,320 variant cases confirmed to date, with 571 of those cases still active.

Since the start of the pandemic, the local health unit has confirmed 9,456 cases of COVID-19 with 7,755 of those cases recovered and 216 cases ending in death. 

There are 47 people from Simcoe County and one person from Muskoka hospitalized with COVID-19, which includes 11 new hospitalizations since Friday. 

The weekly incidence rate in Simcoe-Muskoka region is 128.4 cases per 100,000 people, which is an increase of 23.3 per cent over the week of April 4 to 10.