Ontario reports under 4,000 new COVID-19 cases for seventh straight day

People in Ontario complaining of bonkers online waitlists for booking a COVID vaccine

People in Ontario complaining of bonkers online waitlists for booking a COVID vaccine

As of 8 p.m. on May 1, the province reported 5,324,369 doses of vaccine against COVID-19 have been administered.

Ontario's rolling seven-day average now stands at 3,577, down from 3,917 at this point last week.

Deputy Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Howard Njoo says more than 80 per cent of Canadians over the age of 70 have been vaccinated against COVID-19. "We still have to hold tight with all our measures at the moment because we [would] like to drive it down while we get caught up on the vaccines".

Today's report includes 3,964 recoveries and 29 new deaths.

There were 889 people in intensive care because of the virus and 611 people on a ventilator.

The province deemed 3,623 more cases of the disease to be resolved as of Monday, bringing Ontario's number of recovered patients up to 428,786.

Public Health Ontario has confirmed 466,733 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, and reported 421,216 recoveries and 8,079 deaths, of which 3,918 were individuals living in long-term care facilities.

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She says there are also 271 new cases in Durham Region and 194 in Hamilton.

Others reported technical errors with the site itself.

The province reported 45,301 tests were processed yesterday. The total case count for the strain now stands at 75,346.

Territorial officials announced a positive test result for the B.1.1.7 variant in Whitehorse in a news release Monday afternoon.

281 cases of B.1.351 (also known as the South African variant).

The Ministry of Health said 1,925 people were hospitalized with COVID-19, but noted that more than 10 per cent of hospitals did not submit data to the province over the weekend. "Continuing to focus on getting vaccines in the arms of those most at risk will help to stop the spread of COVID-19 in these communities, protect our hospital capacity and save lives".

The three forward sortation areas in Ottawa are among 114 so-called hot-spots identified across Ontario that seeing an expanded vaccine rollout as of Monday.

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