640 new COVID-19 cases reported in Ontario, 1,142 total cases confirmed in Mississauga
The province says that 640 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Ontario and that over 700 residents have died of the virus. While case numbers are increasing, it does not appear that the rate of hospitalizations is increasing at this time.
Models recently released by the province also suggested that Ontario has reached its peak in the pandemic.
As of 4:00 pm on April 23, Ontario is reporting 13,519 cases of the novel coronavirus in the province.
The province says 763 people have died of the disease, while another 7,087 have made full recoveries.
The province says 910 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized, with 243 being treated in intensive care units. The website says 193 patients are currently using ventilators.
According to the website, 207,040 people have been tested for the virus and 5,414 possible cases are under investigation. The website says 12,295 tests have been completed in the last day.
According to Peel Public Health's COVID-19 website (which was updated at 12:05 pm on April 24), 2,115 people have been diagnosed in the region and 70 people have died of the virus. Peel Public Health says 53 deaths have occurred in Mississauga. Sixteen deaths have been reported in Brampton and one death has been reported in Caledon.
Peel Public Health says 27 residents have died in long-term care homes. There are currently outbreaks in 19 long-term care and retirement residences, and 385 residents in these facilities have tested positive for the virus.
There are currently 894 cases in Brampton, 58 in Caledon and 1,142 in Mississauga.
Twenty-one 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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