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Halton reports 59 new COVID-19 cases, almost all from Milton and Oakville

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Halton reports 59 new COVID-19 cases, almost all from Milton and Oakville

Halton Region reports 59 new cases of COVID-19 today (Nov. 17), and again Milton and Oakville account for most of the cases.

Milton has recorded 25 new cases and Oakville has 23. By comparison, Burlington has six new cases while Halton Hills has five.

One person has died in the past 24 hours, a resident of Wyndham Manor long-term care facility in Oakville. So far 46 people have died in Halton Region because of the pandemic.

In total, Halton Public Health is dealing with 566 active cases.

Across Ontario 1,249 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported today, and 12 new deaths due to the virus.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says 569 cases are in Toronto, 256 in Peel Region and 94 in York Region. Hamilton has 25 cases.

The province also reported 133 new COVID-19 cases related to schools, including at least 73 among students. That brings the number of schools with a reported case to 670 out of Ontario’s 4,828 publicly funded schools.

In the province’s long-term care homes, 700 residents currently have COVID-19 and three new deaths have been reported today.

The province says 108 of its 626 long-term care homes are experiencing an outbreak.

With files from The Canadian Press

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