COVID cases remain steady across Halton

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Published October 21, 2020 at 3:58 pm

Halton Public Heath is dealing with 227 active cases of COVID-19 across the region today (Oct. 21).

In total, there are 25 new cases with Burlington recording 12, Oakville six, Milton four and Halton Hills has three new cases.

Across Ontario, there are 790 new cases with nine deaths attributed to the virus.

Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott says there are 321 new cases in Toronto, 157 in Peel Region, 76 in York Region and 57 in Ottawa.

The province says it has conducted 32,646 tests since the last daily report, with another 29,332 being processed.

In total, 260 people are hospitalized in Ontario due to COVID-19, including 71 in intensive care.

The province is also reporting 144 new COVID-19 cases related to schools, including at least 66 among students.

Those bring the number of schools with a reported case to 518 out of Ontario’s 4,828 publicly funded schools.

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