Public Health Ontario has reported 2,864 new cases of COVID-19 today (May 8).
Today's report includes 3,596 recoveries and 25 new deaths
The May 8 update provided by the province's public health agency also reported the following data:
- 32,888 active cases, which is down from 33,645 yesterday.
- 1,832 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in Ontario, down from 1,964 reported yesterday.
- There are 851 patients in intensive care units because of COVID-19 (down from 877 yesterday) and 588 COVID patients on ventilators (down from 600 reported yesterday).
- The province reported 47,817 tests were processed yesterday.
- Another 21,740 tests are still under investigation and/or being processed. To date, 14.4 million tests have been completed.
- Of the new cases reported today, 803 cases are from Peel, 684 are from Toronto, and 285 are from York Region.
Variants of concern (Ontario-wide cumulative count)
- 89,614 lab-confirmed cases of the UK variant strain of COVID-19 (B.1.1.7).
- 395 cases of B.1.351 (also known as the South African variant).
- 1,212 cases of P.1, which is the variant strain that originated in Brazil.
- There were 138,125 doses of vaccines against COVID-19 administered on May 7, which is down from 144,724 on May 6.
- As of 8 p.m. on May 7, the province reported 6,023,610 doses of vaccine against COVID-19 have been administered.
- In total, 390,990 people have been fully vaccinated.
Public Health Ontario has confirmed 489,087 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, and reported 447,938 recoveries and 8,261 deaths, of which 3,931 were individuals living in long-term care facilities.