Ontario reports 606 new cases of COVID-19 Monday

Ontario is reporting 606 new cases of COVID-19 Monday, including 31 new deaths.

It brings the total number of cases in the province to 11,184, with 584 deaths and 5,515 resolved cases.

The province says 164,840 COVID-19 tests have been completed since Jan. 15 and 3,799 cases are still under investigation.

Ontario health officials are set to release updated projections on how COVID-19 could affect the province during a news conference at 12 p.m.

The last modelling data was released on Apr. 3 and showed that by Apr. 20, more than 1,200 people with the virus would be in intensive care units (ICU). However, there are currently only 802 patients in hospital, with 247 in the intensive care unit and 193 of those people on a ventilator to assist with breathing.

Nine more patients suffering from COVID-19 in long terms care homes have died since Sunday. The province says a total of 249 deaths have been reported in long term care facilities. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 114 homes have declared an outbreak.

As of Sunday, Hamilton had 321 cases, Halton Region had 380 and Niagara Region reported 366.