Newswatch COVID-19 Digest: Monday April 13, 2020

The pavilion at MacLennan Park in South Stormont is taped off against access on Saturday, April 4, 2020 during the COVID-19 outbreak. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

Here are the latest local, regional and national headlines on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) for Monday, April 13, 2020:

  • There have been 7,049 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across Ontario, an increase of 401 cases (or 6.0 per cent) from the previous day. There are 3,121 people recovered from the virus while 274 people have died. The number of Ontario people tested is 103,165 of which 1,619 have pending results.
  • Canada’s confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 case total is 24,383. The country has 717 COVID-19 related deaths – 58 in British Columbia, 44 in Alberta, four in Saskatchewan, four in Manitoba, 274 in Ontario, 328 in Quebec, three in Newfoundland & Labrador and two in Nova Scotia.
  • Cornwall, SD&G and Prescott-Russell had no change Sunday with 58 confirmed positive COVID-19 cases. There are seven people hospitalized, three in the intensive care unit (ICU). Twenty-nine people have recovered, according to the EOHU website.
  • New York State has had its worst week yet for deaths from COVID-19. Another 758 people died, bringing the total of 9,385. But some hopeful signs as Governor Andrew Cuomo says they are flattening the curve.
  • British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is out of intensive care and out of the hospital after complications from COVID-19. In an Easter message, Johnson praised the National Health Service (NHS) for its battle against the virus and for saving his life.

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