Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Canada

Andrew Cummings
June 1, 2020

According to Halton Region's COVID-19 website (which was updated on May 31), 643 people have been diagnosed in the region and 25 people have died of the virus.

Generally speaking, since only a small fraction of all the people who show COVID-19 symptoms are tested, the number of confirmed cases underestimates the actual number of infections.

A total of 781 people remain in hospital, 118 of them in intensive care and 90 on respirators.

Meanwhile, B.C.'s death toll from the virus remains at 164.

According to Peel's website, 220 COVID-19 patients have had to be hospitalized.

Today's 326 new cases confirms that while only three more positive tests were reported from yesterday, there has been a slight uptick in the positivity rate.

Ontario reported completing 18,525 tests Friday.

The Ontario government has announced that it will be extending all emergency orders that have been put in place to-date under section 7.0.2 (4) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act until May 29, 2020.

Ontario is already testing long-term care residents and staff, correctional officers and inmates and frontline workers, he said.

The new total new number of cases now sits at 27,859.

On Saturday, the province had reported a record-breaking number of COVID-19 tests completed in a single day with 20,640 tests being done.

The province and region are continuing to update their numbers on a daily basis.

Among the total cases, 78 (11%) have been residents or patients associated with a confirmed institutional outbreak, and among the total deaths, 11 (44%) have been residents or patients associated with a confirmed institutional outbreak.

Drive-in movie theatres and batting cages will be reopen effective Sunday with physical distancing measures in effect.

Most theatres have installed portable washrooms and online ordering systems that allow them to deliver food and drinks safely to customers' cars.

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