477 new COVID-19 cases reported in Ontario, 488 total cases found in Hamilton

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Published May 9, 2020 at 12:25 am

The province says that 477 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Ontario and that over 1,500 residents have died of the virus. 

The province says that 477 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 8, Ontario is reporting 19,598 cases of the novel coronavirus in the province. The province says 1,540 people have died of the disease, while another 13,990 cases have resolved.

The province says 1,028 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized, with 213 being treated in intensive care units. The website says 166 patients are currently using ventilators. 

According to the website, 380,854 people have been tested for the virus and 13,012 possible cases are under investigation. The website says 15,179 tests have been completed in the last day.

In Hamilton there are currently 488 total COVID-19 cases (up 14 from Thursday’s report) with 483 confirmed positive cases and five probable cases (cases for certain symptomatic individuals where laboratory results are not available, inconclusive, or negative).

According to the city, 63 (13%) of these cases are currently hospitalized and 17 (4%) of these cases are from facilities with active outbreaks.

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

At this time, 328 cases are considered resolved (67%).

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. 

The province and city are continuing to update their numbers on a daily basis.

Photo courtesy of The Canadian Press

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