Ontario reports nearly 1,800 COVID-19 cases, record number of new vaccinations

Ontario reported 1,794 COVID-19 cases on Saturday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 520,774.

“Locally, there are 416 new cases in Toronto, 355 in Peel, 147 in Durham and 140 in York Region,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said.

For comparison, last Saturday 2,584 cases were reported.

Twenty new deaths were also announced on May 22, bringing the provincial death toll to 8,599.

A total of 490,721 coronavirus cases are considered resolved, which is up by 2,520.

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Nearly 34,600 additional tests were completed. Ontario has now completed a total of 14,973,489 tests and 18,338 remain under investigation.

The province indicated that the positivity rate for the last day was six per cent, which is up from Friday’s report, when it was 5.4 per cent, and down from last Saturday’s report, when it was 6.2 per cent.

Provincial figures showed there are 1,207 people hospitalized with the virus (down by 58), with 706 in intensive care due to COVID-19 (down by nine), 504 of whom are on a ventilator (down by six).

As of Friday evening, 7,925,277 COVID-19 vaccine doses had been administered in Ontario, marking an increase of a record 190,129 over 24 hours.

So far, 519,981 people in the province are considered to be fully vaccinated.

More to come.

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