Ontario reports more than 3,700 new COVID-19 cases, 23 deaths

Ontario reported 3,723 COVID-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 470,465.

For comparison, last Sunday 3,947 cases were reported.

Twenty-three new deaths were also announced on May 2, bringing the provincial death toll to 8,102.

A total of 425,163 coronavirus cases are considered resolved, which is up by 3,947.

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Just over 45,300 additional tests were completed. Ontario has now completed a total of 14,197,942 tests and 20,091 remain under investigation.

The province indicated that the positivity rate for the last day was 8.5 per cent, which is up from Saturday’s report, when it was 7.3 per cent, and down from last Sunday’s report, when it was 8.7 per cent.

Provincial figures showed there are 1,961 people hospitalized with the virus (down by 191), with 895 in intensive care due to COVID-19 (down by five), 615 of whom are on a ventilator (down by 22).

As of Saturday evening, 5,324,369 COVID-19 vaccine doses had been administered in Ontario, marking an increase of 76,685.

So far, 375,280 people in the province are considered to be fully vaccinated.

More to come.

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