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387 new COVID-19 cases reported in Ontario, 542 total cases confirmed in Halton

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387 new COVID-19 cases reported in Ontario, 542 total cases confirmed in Halton

The province says that 387 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Ontario and that over 1,300 residents have died of the virus. 

Models recently released by the province also suggested that Ontario has reached its peak in the pandemic. 

As of 10:30 am on May 5, Ontario is reporting 18,310 cases of the novel coronavirus in the province. The province says 1,361 people have died of the disease, while another 12,779 cases have resolved.

The province says 1,043 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized, with 223 being treated in intensive care units. The website says 166 patients are currently using ventilators. 

According to the website, 352,714 people have been tested for the virus and 6,023 possible cases are under investigation. The website says 10,654 tests have been completed in the last day.

According to Halton Region’s COVID-19 website (which was updated on May 5), 482 people have been diagnosed in the region and 22 people have died of the virus. There are 60 probable cases.

There are currently 108 cases in Burlington, 183 in Oakville, 122 in Milton, and 128 in Halton Hills.

The website says seven deaths have occurred in Burlington. Two deaths have been reported in Oakville, three in Milton and 10 deaths have been reported in Halton Hills. 

At this time, 402 cases have reportedly resulted in a recovery.

Among the total cases, 73 (13%) have been residents or patients associated with a confirmed institutional outbreak, and among the total deaths, 11 (50%) 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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