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Ontario reports 2,864 new COVID cases Saturday

Saturday's report includes 3, 596 recoveries and 25 new deaths

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.


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