Ontario reports more than 2,000 new COVID-19 cases, 15 deaths

Ontario is reporting 2,073 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday. The provincial total now stands at 497,092.

Tuesday’s case count is a significant drop from Monday’s which saw 2,716 new infections. It is also the lowest single-day increase since March 24 but testing was also quite low for Tuesday.

On Sunday, 3,216 new cases were recorded and 2,864 on Saturday.

According to Tuesday’s report, 685 cases were recorded in Toronto, 389 in Peel Region, 231 in York Region and 144 in Durham Region.

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 8,342 as 15 more deaths were recorded.

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Meanwhile, 457,599 Ontario residents were reported to have recovered from COVID-19, which is about 92 per cent of known cases. Resolved cases increased by 2,898 from the previous day.

There were more resolved cases than new cases on Tuesday.

Active cases in Ontario now stand at 31,151— down from the previous day when it was at 31,991, and is down from May 4 when it was at 36,440. At the peak of the second wave coronavirus surge in January, active cases hit just above 30,000. In the third wave in April, active cases topped 43,000.

The government said 28,109 tests were processed in the last 24 hours. There is currently a backlog of 24,915 tests awaiting results. A total of 14,557,725 tests have been completed since the start of the pandemic.

Test positivity for Tuesday was 8.5 per cent. That figure is down from Monday’s at 9.1 per cent, and is down from last week when it was also at 9.1 per cent.

Ontario reported 1,782 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 (up by 150 from the previous day) with 802 patients in intensive care units (down by 26) and 568 patients in ICUs on a ventilator (up by 21).

As of 8 p.m. on Monday, more than 6.3 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered. That marks an increase of 112,103 vaccines in the last day. There are 396,787 people fully vaccinated with two doses.

— More to come.

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