178 new cases of COVID-19 found in Ontario, 12 new cases found in Mississauga
The province says that 178 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Ontario and that over 2,500 residents have died of the virus, with 1,645 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 19, Ontario is reporting 33,095 cases of the novel coronavirus in the province. The province says 2,564 people have died of the disease, while another 28,250 cases have resolved.
The province says 331 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized, with 82 being treated in intensive care units. The website says 65 patients are currently using ventilators.
According to the website, 1,123,932 tests for the virus have been completed and 21,479 possible cases are under investigation. The website says 27,225 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 June 19), 5,678 people have been diagnosed in the region and 305 people have died of the virus. Peel Public Health says 216 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, 438 COVID-19 patients have had to be hospitalized. The site says 4,865 patients have recovered. The recoveries of 508 patients are pending.
Peel Public Health says 190 residents have died in long-term care homes. There are currently outbreaks in 43 long-term care homes, retirement residences, and hospitals, and 620 residents in these facilities have tested positive for the virus.
There are currently 3,008 cases in Brampton, 150 in Caledon and 2,515 in Mississauga.
Five 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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