390 new COVID-19 cases reported in Ontario, 661 total cases found in Halton

Published May 20, 2020 at 7:32 pm

390 new COVID-19 cases reported in Ontario, 661 total cases found in Halton

The province says that 390 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Ontario and that over 1,900 residents have died of the virus, with 1,224 deaths occurring in long-term care homes. 

The province says that 390 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Ontario and that over 1,900 residents have died of the virus, with 1,224 deaths occurring in long-term care homes. 

As of 10:30 am on May 20, Ontario is reporting 23,774 cases of the novel coronavirus in the province. The province says 1,962 people have died of the disease, while another 18,190 cases have resolved.

The province says 991 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized, with 160 being treated in intensive care units. The website says 120 patients are currently using ventilators. 

According to the website, 567,176 tests for the virus have been completed and 4,444 possible cases are under investigation. The website says 7,382 tests have been completed in the last day.

According to Halton Region’s COVID-19 website (which was updated on May 20), 587 people have been diagnosed in the region and 25 people have died of the virus. There are 74 probable cases.

There are currently 130 cases in Burlington, 222 in Oakville, 159 in Milton, and 145 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, 491 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.

Photo courtesy of The Canadian Press

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