340 new COVID-19 cases reported in Ontario, 633 total cases found in Halton

Published May 17, 2020 at 4:39 pm

340 new COVID-19 cases reported in Ontario, 633 total cases found in Halton

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.

According to Halton Region’s COVID-19 website (which was updated on May 17), 563 people have been diagnosed in the region and 25 people have died of the virus. There are 70 probable cases.

There are currently 132 cases in Burlington, 215 in Oakville, 150 in Milton, and 134 in Halton Hills.

The website says seven 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, 476 cases have reportedly resulted in a recovery.

Among the total cases, 78 (12%) have been residents or patients associated with a confirmed institutional outbreak, and among the total deaths, 11 (44%) 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.

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