News All-time high for COVID-19 case numbers in Ontario SHARE ON: Casey Kenny, staff Sunday, Apr. 19th, 2020 Illustration of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2, the cause of COVID-19 (Alissa Eckert, MS, Dan Higgins, MAMS) There are 568 new confirmed cases and 39 deaths from COVID-19 across Ontario. The all time high new case numbers are partly because of Toronto Public health’s new system catching up. The province now has a total 553 deaths because of the virus, with just over 800 Ontarian’s in hospital. Public Health Ontario has processed 9,643 tests in the past 24-hours, with just under half of COVID-19 positive Ontarian’s recovering.