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Ontario reports 3,682 new COVID cases Thursday

The province reported 40 deaths, 4,597 recoveries and 256 new hospitalizations in today's update

Public Health Ontario has reported 3,682 new cases of COVID-19 today (April 22).

Today's report includes 4,597 recoveries and 40 new deaths.  

Today's deaths include one person between 20 and 39 years old, five people between 40 and 59 years old, 23 people between 60 and 79 years old, and 11 people over the age of 79 years old.

The province has reported 256 new hospitalizations since yesterday, and 39 new admissions of COVID-19 patients to intensive care units.

The April 22 update provided by the province's public health agency also reported the following data:

  • 41,962 active cases, which is down from 42,917 yesterday. 
  • 2,350 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in Ontario, up from 2,335 reported yesterday. 
  • There are 806 patients in intensive care units because of COVID-19 (up from 790 yesterday) and 588 COVID patients on ventilators (up from 566 reported yesterday).
  • The province reported 54,246 tests were processed yesterday resulting in a 7.8 per cent positivity rate. 
  • Another 33,327 tests are still under investigation and/or being processed. To date, 13.7 million tests have been completed.
  • Of the 3,682 new cases reported today, 1,131 are from Toronto, 507 cases are from Peel, 436 are from York Region, and 69 are from Simcoe-Muskoka.
  • Today's new cases include 634 individuals aged 19 and under, 1,395 people between 20 and 39 years old, 1,120 people between 40 and 59 years old, 471 people between 60 and 79 years old, and 66 people aged 80 and over.


  • There were 134,920 doses of vaccines against COVID-19 administered on April 21, up from 136,695 administered on April 20.
  • As of 6 p.m. on April 21, the province reported 4,266,802 doses of vaccine against COVID-19 have been administered.
  • In total, 351,354 people have been fully vaccinated.

Public Health Ontario has confirmed 432,805 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, and reported 383,014 recoveries and 7,829 deaths, of which 3,912 were individuals living in long-term care facilities.

The cumulative average incidence rate in the province is 2,911.7 cases per 100,000 people in Ontario.

Ontario's average weekly incidence rate is 206.5 cases per 100,000 people, which is up 27.8 per cent from last week (April 6 to April 12). 

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.


The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit reported 101 new COVID cases in yesterday's update.

There are 1,104 active, lab-confirmed cases in the region, most of which are in Simcoe County.

The health unit has reported 2,484 variant cases confirmed to date, with 611 of those cases still active.

Since the start of the pandemic, the local health unit has confirmed 9,654 cases of COVID-19 with 7,922 of those cases recovered and 218 cases ending in death. 

There are 43 people from Simcoe County and two people from Muskoka hospitalized with COVID-19.

To date, 147,970 people in Simcoe-Muskoka region have received their first dose of a vaccination against COVID-19, which is about 23 per cent of the region's population. 

The weekly incidence rate in Simcoe-Muskoka region is 114.6 cases per 100,000 people, which is a decrease of 6.4 per cent over the week of April 6 to 12.

Erika Engel

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