Halton Region reports 31 new cases of COVID-19 today, Ontario shows 821 new cases


Published October 20, 2020 at 3:53 pm

Halton Region is reporting 31 new cases of COVID-19 today.

Information released by Halton Public Health shows a total of 233 active cases across the region as reported by various health units.

Oakville has 12 new cases followed by Burlington with nine, Milton with eight and Halton Hills reporting two.

Meanwhile, across the province, Ontario shows 821 new cases of COVID-19 today, and three new deaths due to the virus.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says 327 cases are in Toronto, 136 in Peel Region, 79 in Ottawa, and 64 in York Region.

The province says it has a backlog of 24,129 tests, and has conducted 24,049 tests since the last daily report.

In total, 274 people are hospitalized in Ontario due to COVID-19.

The province also reported 121 new COVID-19 cases related to schools, including at least 75 among students.

Those bring the number of schools with a reported case to 508 out of Ontario’s 4,828 publicly funded schools.

  • with files from The Canadian Press
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