181 new COVID-19 cases found in Ontario, 787 total cases found in Halton

Published June 15, 2020 at 7:40 pm

181 new COVID-19 cases found in Ontario, 787 total cases found in Halton

The province says that 181 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Ontario and that over 2,500 residents have died of the virus, with 1,629 deaths occurring in long-term care homes. 

The province says that 181 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Ontario and that over 2,500 residents have died of the virus, with 1,629 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 15, Ontario is reporting 32,370 cases of the novel coronavirus in the province. The province says 2,527 people have died of the disease, while another 27,213 cases have resolved.

The province says 419 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized, with 104 being treated in intensive care units. The website says 69 patients are currently using ventilators. 

According to the website, 1,025,500 tests for the virus have been completed and 18,258 possible cases are under investigation. The website says 21,751 tests have been completed in the last day.

According to Halton Region’s COVID-19 website which was updated on June 15, 708 people have been diagnosed in the region and 24 people have died of the virus (down from 25 due to a correction to a public health reporting error). There are 79 probable cases and 787 total cases (up five from yesterday’s report).

There are currently 156 cases in Burlington, 265 in Oakville, 206 in Milton, and 158 in Halton Hills.

The website says six 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, 661 cases have reportedly resulted in a recovery.

Among the total cases, 78 (10%) have been residents or patients associated with a confirmed institutional outbreak, and among the total deaths, 11 (46%) 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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