184 new COVID-19 cases found in Ontario, 26 new cases found in Brampton
The province says that 184 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Ontario and that over 2,500 residents have died of the virus, with 1,632 deaths occurring in long-term care homes.
Six staff members in long-term care homes have died of the virus.
As of 10:30 am on June 16, Ontario is reporting 32,554 cases of the novel coronavirus in the province. The province says 2,538 people have died of the disease, while another 27,431 cases have resolved.
The province says 413 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized, with 98 being treated in intensive care units. The website says 70 patients are currently using ventilators.
According to the website, 1,047,224 tests for the virus have been completed and 17,920 possible cases are under investigation. The website says 21,724 tests have been completed in the last day.
According to Peel Public Health's COVID-19 website (which was updated at 12:05 pm on June 16), 5,546 people have been diagnosed in the region and 307 people have died of the virus. Peel Public Health says 218 deaths have occurred in Mississauga. Eighty-seven have been reported in Brampton and two deaths have been reported in Caledon.
According to Peel's website, 381 COVID-19 patients have had to be hospitalized. The site says 4,657 patients have recovered. The recoveries of 582 patients are pending.
Peel Public Health says 190 residents have died in long-term care homes. There are currently outbreaks in 38 long-term care homes, retirement residences, and hospitals, and 620 residents in these facilities have tested positive for the virus.
There are currently 2,917 cases in Brampton, 149 in Caledon and 2,478 in Mississauga.
Two cases are pending more information.
Residents are reminded to wash their hands frequently and wear a non-medical mask if social distancing is not possible.
Cover photo courtesy of The Canadian Press
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