434 new COVID-19 cases reported in Ontario, 1,141 total cases confirmed in Brampton


The province says that 434 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Ontario and that over 1,200 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 May 3, Ontario is reporting 17,553 cases of the novel coronavirus in the province. The province says 1,216 people have died of the disease, while another 12,005 cases have been resolved.

The province says 1,010 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized, with 232 being treated in intensive care units. The website says 174 patients are currently using ventilators. 

According to the website, 327,505 people have been tested for the virus and 9,785 possible cases are under investigation. The website says 17,146 tests have been completed in the last day.

According to Peel Public Health's COVID-19 website (which was updated on May 2), 2,574 people have been diagnosed in the region and 124 people have died of the virus. Peel Public Health says 93 deaths have occurred in Mississauga. Thirty deaths have been reported in Brampton and one death has been reported in Caledon. 

According to Peel's website, 141 COVID-19 patients have had to be hospitalized. The site says 245 patients have recovered. The recoveries of 2,329 patients are pending. 

Peel Public Health says 70 residents have died in long-term care homes. There are currently outbreaks in 23 long-term care homes, retirement residences, and hospitals, and 463 residents in these facilities have tested positive for the virus. 

There are currently 1,141 cases in Brampton, 68 in Caledon and 1,360 in Mississauga. 

Five cases are pending more information.

Residents are reminded to wash their hands frequently and stay home unless it is not possible to do so.

Photo courtesy of The Canadian Press

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