Over 500 new COVID-19 cases reported in Ontario, over 650 total cases confirmed in Mississauga

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The province says that 514 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Ontario and that over 400 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.

As of 4:00 pm on April 15, Ontario is reporting 8,961 cases of the novel coronavirus in the province. 

The province says 423 people have died of the disease, while another 4,194 have made full recoveries. 

The province says 807 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized, with 248 being treated in intensive care units. The website says 200 patients are currently using ventilators. 

According to the website, 128,093 people have been tested for the virus and 4,323 possible cases are under investigation. The website says 9,001 tests have been completed in the last day. 

According to Peel Public Health's COVID-19 website (which was updated at 10:00 am on April 16), 1,219 people have been diagnosed in the region and 31 people have died of the virus. Peel Public Health says 20 deaths have occurred in Mississauga. Ten deaths have been reported in Brampton and one death has been reported in Caledon. 

Peel Public Health says eight residents have died in long-term care homes. 

There are currently 509 cases in Brampton, 46 in Caledon and 653 in Mississauga. 

Eleven 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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