175 new cases of COVID-19 found in Ontario, 802 total cases found in Hamilton

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Published June 21, 2020 at 7:49 pm

The province says that 175 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Ontario and that over 2,600 residents have died of the virus, with 1,657 deaths occurring in long-term care homes.

The province says that 175 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Ontario and that over 2,600 residents have died of the virus, with 1,657 deaths occurring in long-term care homes.

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

As of 10:30 am on June 21, Ontario is reporting 33,476 cases of the novel coronavirus in the province. The province says 2,606 people have died of the disease, while 28,719 cases have been resolved.

The province says 286 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized, with 86 being treated in intensive care units. The website says 59 patients are currently using ventilators.

According to the website, 1,174,727 tests for the virus have been completed and 15,424 possible cases are under investigation. The website says 23,408 tests have been completed in the last day.

In Hamilton there are currently 802 total COVID-19 cases (up three from Saturday’s report) with 793 confirmed positive cases and nine probable cases (cases for certain symptomatic individuals where laboratory results are not available, inconclusive, or negative).

According to the city, 140 (18%) of these cases were ever hospitalized and none of these cases are from facilities with currently active outbreaks.

42 deaths (5%) have been reported in Hamilton.

At this time, 695 cases are considered resolved (87%).

The city states that noticeable increases in confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Hamilton are the result of changes to testing criteria and local mass testing events in institutional settings, and not necessarily the result of increasing local activity.

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

Cover photo courtesy of The Canadian Press

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