Another coronavirus death in Ontario, 78 new cases of the virus

Ontario has announced that there are 78 new cases of coronavirus in the province, bringing the total in the province up to 425.
Ontario has announced that there are 78 new cases of coronavirus in the province, bringing the total in the province up to 425.

Ontario has announced that there are 78 new cases of coronavirus in the province, bringing the total in the province up to 425.

One more person has also died from the virus within Ontario. This means that the total number in Canada now stands at 1,430 confirmed cases, with 21 deaths nation-wide.

Ontario and British Columbia, who has 424 confirmed cases, are the two provinces with the worst infection rates. This is followed by Quebec and Alberta who both have around 250 cases respectively.

All four of these provinces have had coronavirus patients die from the virus.

The Ontario patient who most recently died was a man in his 80s from the Kawartha Lakes region. As well as this, two deaths were announced yesterday in the province: a Toronto man in his 70s and a York women who was also in her 70s.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford will speak today at 12:30 to update Ontario and Canada on the measures his government is taking.