The number of new COVID cases in Halton drops as recent trends reversed


Published November 18, 2020 at 3:59 pm

Halton Region is showing the lowest growth of new COVID-19 cases in almost a week.

Today (Nov. 18), Halton reports 35 new cases from the previous day, down from levels that had reached an average in the mid-60s for the past several days. One person has died in the past 24 hours as a result of the coronavirus.

The new numbers show a shift in the latest trends with Burlington recording the most new cases with 14. Oakville follows with 11 and Milton has seven new cases. Halton Hills has three new cases.

Overall Halton Public Health is dealing with 560 cases.

Ontario is reporting 1,417 new cases of COVID-19 today, and 32 new deaths due to the virus.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says 463 new cases are in Peel Region, 410 cases are in Toronto, and 178 are in York Region. Hamilton has 39 new cases.

The Province says 26 of the new deaths reported today are in long-term care homes.

It also says 678 nursing home residents currently have COVID-19, and 100 of the province’s 626 long-term care homes are experiencing an outbreak.

Ontario also reported 109 new COVID-19 cases related to schools, including at least 92 among students.

Those bring the number of schools with a reported case to 670 out of Ontario’s 4,828 publicly funded schools.

With files from The Canadian Press

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