Lowest number of new COVID-19 cases reported in Ontario since March

COVID-19 Peterborough has 73 positive cases of the virus entering the week

COVID-19 Peterborough has 73 positive cases of the virus entering the week

The Province of Ontario confirms there are 63 more COVID-19 related deaths, as new cases rise to 477, as of Friday morning.

Among the total cases, 73 (13%) have been residents or patients associated with a confirmed institutional outbreak, and among the total deaths, 11 (48%) have been residents or patients associated with a confirmed institutional outbreak.

Health officials say they completed over 17,000 tests in the last 24 hour period, that is down from the high of more than 19,000 completed tests reported Saturday.

The province says 1,028 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized, with 213 being treated in intensive care units.

See today's report below, followed by yesterday's.

The daily summary is based on data reported by the 34 public health units across Ontario and recorded in the province's integrated Public Health Information System (iPHIS), according to the Ontario government. Over the course of the pandemic, about 12.5 cases of the coronavirus reported in Ontario have been hospitalized.

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The number of tests performed each day continues to rise as well.

As of 10:30 am on May 10, Ontario is reporting 20,238 cases of the novel coronavirus in the province.

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care reported three more outbreaks at long-term care (LTC) facilities contributing to this total, bringing the number of active events to 175. Of those deaths, 152 had occurred in retirement homes and 1,074 in long-term care facilities. Among Ontario's 1,540 deaths, those 80 and older account for 70% of all deaths. Of those, 49 are resolved and five people have died.

There have now been 64 confirmed cases of the virus in the Porcupine Health Unit area.

As of Sunday morning, the overall mortality rate for the virus in Ontario stands at 8.1 per cent.

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