153 new COVID-19 cases reported in Ontario, 20 new cases reported over two-day period in Mississauga

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The province says that 153 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Ontario.

As of 10:30 am on July 2, Ontario is reporting 35,370 cases of the novel coronavirus in the province. The province says 2,680 people have died of the disease, with 1,712 long-term care residents succumbing to the virus. 

Although the province did not report the numbers on Canada Day (July 1), Health Minister Christine Elliot recently tweeted that Ontario recorded 149 new cases of COVID-19 on July 1. 

According to the province, 30,370 cases have resolved.

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

The province says 119 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized, but adds that this number might be inaccurate due to the Canada Day holiday. The province says 40 being treated in intensive care units. The website says 26 patients are currently using ventilators. 

According to the website, 1,457,703 tests for the virus have been completed and 13,922 possible cases are under investigation. The website says 24,322 tests have been completed in the last day. 

According to Peel Public Health's COVID-19 website (which was updated at 12:00 pm on July 2), 6,273 confirmed and probable cases have been reported in the region and 308 people have died of the virus. Peel Public Health says 219 deaths have occurred in Mississauga. Eighty-seven have been reported in Brampton and two deaths have been reported in Caledon. 

According to Peel's website, 598 COVID-19 patients have had to be hospitalized. The site says 5,507 patients have recovered. The recoveries of 458 patients are pending. 

Peel Public Health says 191 residents have died in long-term care homes. There are currently outbreaks in 45 long-term care homes, retirement residences, and hospitals, and 623 residents in these facilities have tested positive for the virus. 

There are currently 3,363 cases in Brampton, 170 in Caledon and 2,731 in Mississauga. 

Nine cases are pending more information.

Residents are reminded to wash their hands frequently and wear a non-medical mask if social distancing is not possible. 

Cover photo courtesy of The Canadian Press

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