Over 400 new COVID-19 cases found in Ontario, with 20 new cases found in Mississauga


The province recently announced that over 400 new cases of COVID-19 have been discovered in Ontario. 

As of 4:00 pm on March 31, Ontario is reporting 2,392 cases of the novel coronavirus in the province. 

The province says 37 people have died of the disease, while another 689 have made full recoveries. The province's updated website provides some interesting demographic information as well. According to the website, 1,189 men and 1,189 women have been diagnosed with COVID-19. 

The province says 57,874 people have been tested for the virus and that 3,135 possible cases are under investigation. 

According to Peel Public Health's COVID-19 website (which was updated at 10:00 am on April 1), 309 people have been diagnosed in the region. There are currently 112 cases in Brampton, 16 in Caledon and 174 in Mississauga. 

Seven cases are pending more information.

A Brampton man in his 70s died of the virus on March 31. He is the region's first COVID-19 fatality. 

According to Halton Region Public Health, there were 59 cases in the region as of 12:30 pm on March 31. That marks a surge of 23 new patients in a one-day period. 

Most COVID-19 cases have been found in Oakville. 

Of the 59 cases reported by the Halton Region, 15 cases have been diagnosed in Milton, 24 in Oakville, 16 in Burlington and four in Halton Hills. 

A Milton man in his 50s died of the virus earlier this month. 

There is evidence of community spread in both regions.

Residents are reminded to wash their hands frequently and stay home unless it is not possible to do so.

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