Ontario reports 606 new COVID-19 cases

The Canadian Press

TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 606 new cases of COVID-19, the largest single-day increase, and 31 new deaths.
Despite the large increase, the new total of 11,184 cases is just 5.7 per cent higher than the day before, continuing a relatively low growth trend.
The total includes 584 deaths and 5,515 resolved cases.
The number of people in hospital confirmed to have COVID-19 and those on ventilator went down slightly, while the number of people in intensive care remained stable.
Ontario health officials are set to release updated COVID-19 modelling today.
The associate chief medical officer of health, Dr. Barbara Yaffe, has said the forecasts are “generally looking better,” but the province is not out of the woods yet.
The last modelling was released April 3, when projections showed that 1,600 Ontarians could die and 80,000 could be infected under the current restrictions at the time.
That same day, Premier Doug Ford ordered more businesses closed.
Previous modelling also showed that by today, under the “best case scenario,” more than 1,200 people confirmed to have COVID-19 would be in intensive care units, but currently that number is at 247.