Intensive care unit admissions have declined for the second consecutive day
11:15 am Ontario is reporting 3,436 new cases of COVID-19 and 16 more deaths on May 3.
The province detected 3,732 cases on Sunday, 3,369 on Saturday, 3,887 on Friday and 3,871 on Thursday. The seven-day average for new infections is 3,577, down from 3,917 a week prior.
Intensive care unit admissions are down for a second straight day. There are 1,925 COVID-19 patients in Ontario hospitals, including 889 in intensive care – a decline of six since yesterday. Of those ICU patients, 611 are on ventilators.
Labs in the province completed 33,179 tests in the past day, making for a positivity rate of 9.7 per cent compared with 10.9 per cent last Monday.
Confirmed active cases in the province now stand at 36,997, down from 37,200 a day earlier.
“Locally, there are 985 new cases in Toronto, 714 in Peel, 351 in York Region, 271 in Durham and 194 in Hamilton,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said on Twitter.
Of today’s deaths, two people were between the ages of 40 and 59. To date, the virus has killed 8,118 people in Ontario.
As of 8 pm last night, the province had administered 5,378,249 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Of those, 204,543 shots have been given in Toronto.
This morning, the province opened up booking at mass immunization sites to all people age 18 and up in 114 hot spot postal codes. On Thursday, eligibility to book vaccine appointments via the provincial system will expand to all Ontarians age 50 and up.
The following regions reported five or more new COVID-19 cases:
Toronto = 985
Peel Region = 714
York Region = 351
Durham Region = 271
Hamilton = 194
Halton Region = 159
Ottawa = 130
Niagara Region = 127
Region of Waterloo = 106
Simcoe Muskoka = 101
Middlesex-London = 61
Windsor-Essex = 47
Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph = 41
Brant County = 17
Eastern Ontario = 15
Southwestern = 15
Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington = 12
Porcupine = 11
Northwestern = 10
Peterborough = 9
Sudbury & Districts = 6
Grey Bruce = 6
Lambton = 5
Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge = 5
Thunder Bay = 5
Hastings Prince Edward = 5