165 new COVID-19 cases reported in Ontario, 843 total cases found in Halton


The province says that 165 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Ontario.

As of 10:30 am on July 3, Ontario is reporting 35,535 cases of the novel coronavirus in the province. The province says 2,682 people have died of the disease, with 1,712 long-term care residents succumbing to the virus. 

According to the province, 30,909 cases have resolved.

Seven staff members in long-term care homes have died of the virus. 

The province says 155 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized. The province says 40 being treated in intensive care units. The website says 25 patients are currently using ventilators. 

According to the website, 1,481,897 tests for the virus have been completed and 15,911 possible cases are under investigation. The website says 24,194 tests have been completed in the last day.

According to Halton Region's COVID-19 website which was updated on July 3, 762 people have been diagnosed positive in the region and 25 people have died of the virus. There are 81 probable cases and 843 total cases (up four from yesterday's report).

There are currently 172 cases in Burlington, 279 in Oakville, 228 in Milton, and 163 in Halton Hills.

The website says seven deaths have occurred in Burlington. Three deaths have been reported in Oakville, four in Milton, and 11 deaths have been reported in Halton Hills.

At this time, 762 cases have reportedly resulted in a recovery.

Among the total cases, 79 (9%) have been residents or patients associated with a confirmed institutional outbreak, and among the total deaths, 12 (48%) have been residents or patients associated with a confirmed institutional outbreak.

The region states that municipality counts may be inflated by outbreaks occurring in institutions located in their boundaries.

The province and region are continuing to update their numbers on a daily basis.

Photo courtesy of The Canadian Press

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