Data shows spike in Halton’s daily COVID-19 case numbers


Published December 8, 2020 at 3:01 pm

Ontario is reporting 1,676 new cases of COVID-19 today (Dec. 8); 92 of which have been reported in Halton, indicating a spike since yesterday’s reported case count of 58.

Beginning on December 6, 2020, Halton Region Public Health announced they would be using an automated method for updating the number of active and resolved cases.

Cases will now be automatically classified as resolved if they are not currently hospitalized and are 10 days past their episode date and will also continue to be classified as resolved as soon as they have an outcome of ‘recovered’ in the Case and Contact Management System (CCM), Ontario’s central data repository for COVID-19.

Today (Dec. 8), Burlington has recorded 21 new cases while Oakville has 31.

Milton has recorded 30 new cases while Halton Hills has 10.

A total of 3,698 cases have been resolved in the Halton Region and 72 people have passed away.

There are currently 421 active cases in the region.

According to provincial data, 39,198 tests have been completed in Ontario in the last 24 hours

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