163 new COVID-19 cases reported in Ontario, 810 total cases found in Halton

Published June 24, 2020 at 7:52 pm

163 new COVID-19 cases reported in Ontario, 810 total cases found in Halton

The province says that 163 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Ontario and that over 2,600 residents have died of the virus, with 1,664 deaths occurring in long-term care homes.&nbs

The province says that 163 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Ontario and that over 2,600 residents have died of the virus, with 1,664 deaths occurring in long-term care homes. 

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

As of 10:30 am on June 24, Ontario is reporting 34,016 cases of the novel coronavirus in the province. The province says 2,631 people have died of the disease, while another 29,336 cases have resolved.

The province says 278 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized, with 73 being treated in intensive care units. The website says 48 patients are currently using ventilators. 

According to the website, 1,236,023 tests for the virus have been completed and 21,398 possible cases are under investigation. The website says 23,207 tests have been completed in the last day.

According to Halton Region’s COVID-19 website which was updated on June 24, 731 people have been diagnosed in the region and 25 people have died of the virus. There are 79 probable cases and 810 total cases (up four from yesterday’s report).

There are currently 169 cases in Burlington, 269 in Oakville, 212 in Milton, and 159 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, 722 cases have reportedly resulted in a recovery.

Among the total cases, 80 (10%) 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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