Ontario confirms 304 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday

Ontario confirms 304 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday

Ontario confirms 304 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday

There are now outbreaks in 27 long-term care homes, retirement residences, and hospitals, and 575 residents in these facilities have tested positive for the virus. The site says 2,485 patients have recovered.

According to Peel Public Health's COVID-19 website (which was updated at 12:01 pm on May 17), 3,534 people have been diagnosed in the region and 224 people have died of the virus.

Ontario health officials reported another 304 new cases of COVID-19 and 23 more deaths, bringing the total number of deceased patients in the province to just over 1,900.

Hospital care and treatment have been deemed necessary for 972 of the province's active cases, of which 174 are the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 133 on a ventilator.

There are now 131 cases in Burlington, 220 in Oakville, 156 in Milton, and 138 in Halton Hills.

Ontario has now recorded 22,957 cases of COVID-19 and a total of 1,904 deaths. On Saturday, health officials confirmed 391 new cases of the novel coronavirus, marking the highest number of patients reported in a single-day since May 9. The website says 133 patients are now using ventilators.

Following the daily reporting of Ontario figures, more than 50 per cent of the country's total cases were marked as resolved. Of those cases 48 have resulted in deaths, and 337 have resolved.

These regional and provincial statistics are included in the 78,004 confirmed and 11 presumptive cases of COVID-19 reported in Canada as of May 18 at 1:29 p.m., including 39,129 resolutions, and 5,839 deaths. Health officials say this was a 1.3 per cent increase from the previous day.

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