340 new COVID-19 cases reported in Ontario, 585 total cases found in Hamilton

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Published May 17, 2020 at 4:50 pm

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. 

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.

In Hamilton there are currently 585 total COVID-19 cases (up one from Saturday’s report) with 578 confirmed positive cases and six probable cases (cases for certain symptomatic individuals where laboratory results are not available, inconclusive, or negative).

According to the city, 124 (21%) of these cases were ever hospitalized and 75 (11%) of these cases are from facilities with active outbreaks.

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

At this time, 383 cases are considered resolved (66%).

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.

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