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COVID-19: Four more deaths and 25 fresh cases over past 24 hours

Meanwhile, in Quebec – the hardest hit of Canada’s province – public health officials are projecting that COVID-19 will cause 1,263 deaths by the end of April under the most optimistic scenario and 8,860 deaths under the most pessimistic.

Ontario is reporting 379 new cases of COVID-19 today, including 21 more deaths.

That brings the totals in the province to 4,726 confirmed cases, including 153 deaths and 1,802 cases that have been resolved.

There are now 614 people in Ontario hospitalized with COVID-19, with 233 of them in intensive care and 187 of those people on ventilators.

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Twenty five new cases of COVID-19 have appeared over the past 24 hours, according to the provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry.

This brings the total number of British Columbians who were confirmed to have the disease to 1,291. Of that number, 805 have recovered and 43 have died, so there are 443 active cases.

Of those cases, 138 are in hospital and 66 are in intensive care, which is a reduction from Monday. There are 305 people recovering with COVID in isolation at home.

Henry said there were four new deaths over the past 24 hours. Of the 43 who have died, one was a health-care worker, she said.

Henry also confirmed that there were small clusters of COVID-19 patients from group homes in B.C. There are no new cases at long-term care homes or prisons in B.C.

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix said 56 new doctors and 880 nurses had joined the health system.

He said two major supplies of personal protective equipment had arrived over the past three days.

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