Ontario reports more than 2,700 new COVID-19 cases, 19 deaths

Ontario is reporting 2,716 new COVID-19 cases on Monday. The provincial total now stands at 495,019.

Monday’s case count is lower than Sunday’s which saw 3,216 new infections. On Saturday, 2,864 new cases were recorded and 3,166 on Friday. It is also the lowest increase in daily cases since April 1 but Monday’s testing was quite low.

According to Monday’s report, 807cases were recorded in Toronto, 707 in Peel Region, 294 in York Region, 168 in Durham Region and 106 in Hamilton.

All other local public health units reported fewer than 100 new cases in the provincial report.

The death toll in the province has risen to 8,327 as 19 more deaths were recorded.

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Meanwhile, 454,701 Ontario residents were reported to have recovered from COVID-19, which is about 92 per cent of known cases. Resolved cases increased by 3,110 from the previous day.

There were more resolved cases than new cases on Monday.

Active cases in Ontario now stand at 31,991 — down from the previous day when it was at 32,404, and is down from May 3 when it was at 36,997. At the peak of the second wave coronavirus surge in January, active cases hit just above 30,000.

The government said 27,175 tests were processed in the last 24 hours, the fewest number of tests completed since the end of February. There is currently a backlog of 12,837 tests awaiting results. A total of 14,529,616 tests have been completed since the start of the pandemic.

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Test positivity for Monday was 9.1 per cent. That figure is up from Sunday’s at 7.1 per cent, but is down from last week when it was 9.7 per cent.

Ontario reported 1,632 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 (down by eight from the previous day) with 828 patients in intensive care units (down by 20) and 547 patients in ICUs on a ventilator (down 33).

As of 8 p.m. on Sunday, a total of 6,238,778 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered. That marks an increase of 94,093 vaccines in the last day. There are 393,884 people fully vaccinated with two doses.

— More to come.

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