340 new COVID-19 cases reported in Ontario, 1,773 total cases found in Mississauga

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The province says that 340 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Ontario and that over 1,800 residents have died of the virus. 

As of 10:30 am on May 17, Ontario is reporting 22,653 cases of the novel coronavirus in the province. The province says 1,881 people have died of the disease, while another 17,360 cases have resolved.

The province says 934 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized, with 171 being treated in intensive care units. The website says 129 patients are currently using ventilators. 

According to the website, 544,826 tests for the virus have been completed and 4,414 possible cases are under investigation. The website says 16,217 tests have been completed in the last day. 

According to Peel Public Health's COVID-19 website (which was updated at 12:01 pm on May 17), 3,534 people have been diagnosed in the region and 224 people have died of the virus. Peel Public Health says 165 deaths have occurred in Mississauga. Fifty-eight deaths have been reported in Brampton and one death has been reported in Caledon. 

According to Peel's website, 192 COVID-19 patients have had to be hospitalized. The site says 2,485 patients have recovered. The recoveries of 786 patients are pending. 

Peel Public Health says 139 residents have died in long-term care homes. There are currently outbreaks in 30 long-term care homes, retirement residences, and hospitals, and 580 residents in these facilities have tested positive for the virus. 

There are currently 1,606 cases in Brampton, 88 in Caledon and 1,773 in Mississauga. 

Six cases are pending more information.

Residents are reminded to wash their hands frequently and stay home unless it is not possible to do so.

Cover photo courtesy of The Canadian Press

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