434 new COVID-19 cases reported in Ontario, 538 total cases confirmed in Halton


The province says that 434 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Ontario and that over 1,200 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 May 3, Ontario is reporting 17,553 cases of the novel coronavirus in the province. The province says 1,216 people have died of the disease, while another 12,005 cases have been resolved.

The province says 1,010 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized, with 232 being treated in intensive care units. The website says 174 patients are currently using ventilators. 

According to the website, 327,505 people have been tested for the virus and 9,785 possible cases are under investigation. The website says 17,146 tests have been completed in the last day.

According to Halton Region’s COVID-19 website (which was updated on May 3), 476 people have been diagnosed in the region and 22 people have died of the virus. There are 62 probable cases.

There are currently 107 cases in Burlington, 183 in Oakville, 119 in Milton, and 127 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, 388 cases have reportedly resulted in a recovery.

Among the total cases, 73 (14%) 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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