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138 new COVID-19 cases reported in Ontario, 29 new cases found in Brampton

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138 new COVID-19 cases reported in Ontario, 29 new cases found in Brampton

The province says that 138 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Ontario.

As of 10:30 am on July 5, Ontario is reporting 35,794 cases of the novel coronavirus in the province. The province says 2,689 people have died of the disease, with 1,718 long-term care residents succumbing to the virus. 

According to the province, 31,266 cases have resolved.

Seven staff members in long-term care homes have died of the virus. 

The province says 139 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized. The province says 39 being treated in intensive care units. The website says 23 patients are currently using ventilators. 

According to the website, 1,527,114 tests for the virus have been completed and 11,651 possible cases are under investigation. The website says 23,792 tests have been completed in the last day. 

According to Peel Public Health’s COVID-19 website (which was updated at 12:00 pm on July 5), 6,362 confirmed and probable cases have been reported in the region and 308 people have died of the virus. Peel Public Health says 219 deaths have occurred in Mississauga. Eighty-seven have been reported in Brampton and two deaths have been reported in Caledon. 

According to Peel’s website, 604 COVID-19 patients have had to be hospitalized. The site says 5,634 patients have recovered. The recoveries of 420 patients are pending. 

Peel Public Health says 191 residents have died in long-term care homes. There are currently outbreaks in 45 long-term care homes, retirement residences, and hospitals, and 623 residents in these facilities have tested positive for the virus. 

There are currently 3,419 cases in Brampton, 173 in Caledon and 2,759 in Mississauga. 

Eleven cases are pending more information.

Residents are reminded to wash their hands frequently and wear a non-medical mask if social distancing is not possible. 

Photo courtesy of The Canadian Press

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