Ontario reports nearly 2,200 new COVID-19 cases, 30 more deaths


Ontario reported 2,199 COVID-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 509,316.

“Locally, there are 633 new cases in Toronto, 547 in Peel, 172 in York Region, 143 in Durham and 129 in Hamilton,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said.

For comparison, last Sunday saw 3,216 cases were reported.

Thirty new deaths were also announced on May 16, bringing the provincial death toll to 8,485.

A total of 474,175 coronavirus cases are considered resolved, which is up by 3,079.

More than 33,100 additional tests were completed. Ontario has now completed a total of 14,770,546 tests and 12,559 remain under investigation.

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The province indicated that the positivity rate for the last day was 6.8 per cent, which is up from Saturday’s report, when it was 6.2 per cent, and down from last Sunday’s report, when it was 7.1 per cent.

Provincial figures showed there are 1,292 people hospitalized with the virus (down by 254), with 785 in intensive care due to COVID-19 (no change), 552 of whom are on a ventilator (down by eight).

As of Saturday evening, 7,064,815 COVID-19 vaccine doses had been administered in Ontario, marking an increase of 139,583.

So far, 429,636 people in the province are considered to be fully vaccinated.

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