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243 new COVID-19 cases reported in Ontario, 745 total cases found in Halton

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243 new COVID-19 cases reported in Ontario, 745 total cases found in Halton

The province says that 243 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Ontario and that over 2,400 residents have died of the virus, with 1,575 deaths occurring in long-term care homes.

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

As of 10:30 am on June 8, Ontario is reporting 30,860 cases of the novel coronavirus in the province. The province says 2,450 people have died of the disease, while another 24,492 cases have resolved.

The province says 603 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized, with 118 being treated in intensive care units. The website says 81 patients are currently using ventilators.

According to the website, 866,889 tests for the virus have been completed and 4,811 possible cases are under investigation. The website says 15,537 tests have been completed in the last day.

According to Halton Region’s COVID-19 website which was updated on June 8, 673 people have been diagnosed in the region and 25 people have died of the virus. There are 72 probable cases and 745 total cases (up 4 from yesterday’s report).

There are currently 142 cases in Burlington, 252 in Oakville, 195 in Milton, and 155 in Halton Hills.

The website says seven deaths have occurred in Burlington. Three deaths have been reported in Oakville, four in Milton, and 11 deaths have been reported in Halton Hills.

At this time, 629 cases have reportedly resulted in a recovery.

Among the total cases, 78 (10%) have been residents or patients associated with a confirmed institutional outbreak, and among the total deaths, 11 (44%) have been residents or patients associated with a confirmed institutional outbreak.

The region states that municipality counts may be inflated by outbreaks occurring in institutions located in their boundaries.

The province and region are continuing to update their numbers on a daily basis.

Photo courtesy of The Canadian Press

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