370 new COVID-19 cases reported in Ontario, 541 total cases confirmed in Halton

 

The province says that 370 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Ontario and that 1,300 residents have died of the virus. 

Models recently released by the province also suggested that Ontario has reached its peak in the pandemic. 

As of 10:30 am on May 4, Ontario is reporting 17,923 cases of the novel coronavirus in the province. The province says 1,300 people have died of the disease, while another 12,505 cases have resolved.

The province says 984 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized, with 225 being treated in intensive care units. The website says 175 patients are currently using ventilators. 

According to the website, 342,060 people have been tested for the virus and 6,265 possible cases are under investigation. The website says 14,555 tests have been completed in the last day.

According to Halton Region's COVID-19 website (which was updated on May 4), 478 people have been diagnosed in the region and 22 people have died of the virus. There are 63 probable cases.

There are currently 108 cases in Burlington, 184 in Oakville, 120 in Milton, and 128 in Halton Hills.

The website says seven deaths have occurred in Burlington. Two deaths have been reported in Oakville, three in Milton and 10 deaths have been reported in Halton Hills. 

At this time, 395 cases have reportedly resulted in a recovery.

Among the total cases, 73 (13%) have been residents or patients associated with a confirmed institutional outbreak, and among the total deaths, 11 (50%) 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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