511 new COVID-19 cases reported in Ontario, 447 total cases confirmed in Hamilton


The province says that 511 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Ontario and that over 1,100 residents have died of the virus. 

Models recently released by the province also suggested that Ontario has reached its peak in the pandemic. 

As of May 2, Ontario is reporting 17,119 cases of the novel coronavirus in the province. The province says 1,176 people have died of the disease, while another 11,390 cases have been resolved.

The province says 977 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized, with 221 being treated in intensive care units. The website says 154 patients are currently using ventilators. 

According to the website, 310,359 people have been tested for the virus and 12,829 possible cases are under investigation. The website says 16,305 tests have been completed in the last day. 

In Hamilton there are currently 447 total COVID-19 cases (up eight from Friday’s report) with 440 confirmed positive cases and seven probable cases (cases for certain symptomatic individuals where laboratory results are not available, inconclusive, or negative).

According to the city, 61 (14%) of these cases were ever hospitalized for COVID-19 and 66 (15%) of these cases are from facilities with active outbreaks.

20 deaths (5%) have been reported in Hamilton.

At this time, 268 cases are considered resolved (60%).

The city states that noticeable increases in confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Hamilton are the result of changes to testing criteria and local mass testing events in institutional settings, and not necessarily the result of increasing local activity. 

The province and city are continuing to update their numbers on a daily basis.

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