Ontario reports nearly 2,600 new COVID-19 cases, 24 deaths

Ontario reported 2,584 COVID-19 cases on Saturday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 507,117.

“Locally, there are 689 new cases in Toronto, 584 in Peel, 252 in York Region, 157 in Durham and 115 in Hamilton,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said.

For comparison, last Saturday 2,864 cases were reported.

Twenty-four new deaths were also announced on May 15, bringing the provincial death toll to 8,455.

A total of 471,096 coronavirus cases are considered resolved, which is up by 3,063.

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More than 42,300 additional tests were completed. Ontario has now completed a total of 14,737,404 tests and 19,533 remain under investigation.

The province indicated that the positivity rate for the last day was 6.2 per cent, which is up slightly from Friday’s report, when it was 6.1 per cent, and down from last Saturday’s report, when it was 6.8 per cent.

Provincial figures showed there are 1,546 people hospitalized with the virus (down by 36), with 785 in intensive care due to COVID-19 (up by eight), 560 of whom are on a ventilator (no change).

As of Friday evening, 6,925,232 COVID-19 vaccine doses had been administered in Ontario, marking an increase of a record 154,104 over 24 hours.

So far, 422,960 people in the province are considered to be fully vaccinated.

More to come.

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