346 new COVID-19 cases reported in Ontario, 1,569 total cases found in Mississauga

 

The province says that 346 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Ontario and that over 1,500 residents have died of the virus. 

As of 10:30 am on May 9, Ontario is reporting 19,944 cases of the novel coronavirus in the province. The province says 1,599 people have died of the disease, while another 14,383 cases have resolved.

The province says 1,016 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized, with 203 being treated in intensive care units. The website says 158 patients are currently using ventilators. 

According to the website, 416,376 people have been tested for the virus and 15,307 possible cases are under investigation. The website says 19,227 tests have been completed in the last day. 

According to Peel Public Health’s COVID-19 website (which was updated at 12:56 pm on May 9), 3,011 people have been diagnosed in the region and 196 people have died of the virus. Peel Public Health says 146 deaths have occurred in Mississauga. Forty-nine deaths have been reported in Brampton and one death has been reported in Caledon. 

According to Peel’s website, 175 COVID-19 patients have had to be hospitalized. The site says 2,098 patients have recovered. The recoveries of 717 patients are pending. 

Peel Public Health says 119 residents have died in long-term care homes. There are currently outbreaks in 25 long-term care homes, retirement residences, and hospitals, and 512 residents in these facilities have tested positive for the virus. 

There are currently 1,362 cases in Brampton, 74 in Caledon and 1,569 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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