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Ontario hits record new COVID cases, Oakville responsible for more than half in Halton



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Ontario hits record new COVID cases, Oakville responsible for more than half in Halton

Oakville is again responsible for more than half of all new COVID-19 cases in Halton Region today (Nov. 11) as the death toll rises.

Numbers released by Halton Public Health show 45 new cases across the Region with Oakville accounting for 24 of those cases. Milton has 15 new cases, Burlington five and Halton Hills has just one new case.

Further, two more people have died in Halton as a result of the coronavirus today bringing the total number since the pandemic began to 43 individuals who have lost their lives.

In total, the health department is dealing with 476 cases of COVID-19 in Halton, of which 13 people are hospitalized.

Outbreaks continue in five senior care residences and three schools.

The residences and the number of confirmed COVID cases are as follows:

Amica Georgetown 19
Chartwell Waterford (Oakville) 58
The Village of Tansley Woods (Burlington) 46
Trafalgar Lodge (Oakville) 1
Wyndham Manor (Oakville) 50

The schools with outbreaks are:

St. Dominic Catholic Elementary (Oakville) 2
St. Gregory The Great Catholic Elementary (Oakville) 2
St. Paul Catholic Elementary (Burlington) 2

Peel Region has also become the most infected area in Ontario with 468 new cases reported today as numbers across the province reach a record 1,426.

Other high counts include 384 cases in Toronto, 180 in York Region, 63 in Durham Region and 62 in Hamilton.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said that over 36,700 tests were completed and that 886 people have recovered from the virus.

According to the province’s website, there have been 15 deaths in a 24-hour period and 424 people are currently in hospital. There are 88 patients being treated in ICUs and 57 patients are using ventilators.

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