477 new COVID-19 cases reported in Ontario, 573 total cases found in Halton

Published May 8, 2020 at 7:25 pm

477 new COVID-19 cases reported in Ontario, 573 total cases found in Halton

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. 

According to Halton Region’s COVID-19 website (which was updated on May 8), 508 people have been diagnosed in the region and 23 people have died of the virus. There are 65 probable cases.

There are currently 110 cases in Burlington, 192 in Oakville, 140 in Milton, and 129 in Halton Hills.

The website says seven deaths have occurred in Burlington. Three deaths have been reported in Oakville, three in Milton, and 10 deaths have been reported in Halton Hills. 

At this time, 426 cases have reportedly resulted in a recovery.

Among the total cases, 73 (13%) have been residents or patients associated with a confirmed institutional outbreak, and among the total deaths, 11 (50%) 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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