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Ontario reports 2,791 new COVID cases Tuesday

Today's report includes 3,323 recoveries and 25 deaths, and 150 new hospitalizations

Public Health Ontario has reported 2,791 new cases of COVID-19 today (May 4). 

Today's report includes 3,323 recoveries and 25 new deaths.

Today's deaths include two people between 20 and 39 years old, three people between 40 and 59 years old, five people between 60 and 79 years old, and 15 people over 79 years old. Nine of the deaths reported today were residents of long-term care homes.

Since yesterday, the province has reported 150 new hospitalizations and 33 new admissions of COVID-19 patients to intensive care units.

The May 4 update provided by the province's public health agency also reported the following data:

  • 36,440 active cases, which is down from 36,997 yesterday. 
  • 2,167 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in Ontario, up from 1,925 reported yesterday. 
  • There are 886 patients in intensive care units because of COVID-19 (down from 889 yesterday) and 609 COVID patients on ventilators (down from 611 reported yesterday).
  • The province reported 33,740 tests were processed yesterday resulting in a 9.1 per cent positivity rate. 
  • Another 25,049 tests are still under investigation and/or being processed. To date, 14.2 million tests have been completed.
  • Of the new cases reported today, 931 are from Toronto, 653 cases are from Peel, 275 are from York Region, and 52 are from Simcoe-Muskoka.
  • Today's cases include 469 individuals aged 19 and under, 1,199 people between 20 and 39 years old, 778 people between 40 and 59 years old, 306 people between 60 and 79 years old, and 40 people aged 80 and over.


  • There were 88,871 doses of vaccines against COVID-19 administered on May 3, which is up from 53,880 on May 2.
  • As of 6 p.m. on May 3, the province reported 5,467,120 doses of vaccine against COVID-19 have been administered.
  • In total, 378,085 people have been fully vaccinated.

Public Health Ontario has confirmed 476,692 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, and reported 432,109 recoveries and 8,143 deaths, of which 3,928 were individuals living in long-term care facilities.

The cumulative average incidence rate in the province is 3,206.9 cases per 100,000 people in Ontario.

Ontario's average weekly incidence rate is 167 cases per 100,000 people, which is down by 11.5 per cent from last week (April 18 to April 24). 

There is a provincial shutdown and stay-at-home order in effect until further notice. For more details on the latest regulations, visit the Ontario website here.

In Northern Ontario, the breakdown of Public Health Ontario data is:

  • Algoma Public Health: 339 cases, weekly rate of 18.4 cases per 100,000 people. The health unit has reported 338 cases. There are 35 known active cases, including two people who are temporarily in the region but the case is not part of the local numbers. 
  • North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit: 359 cases, weekly rate of 11.6 cases per 100,000 people. The health unit has reported 361 cases. There are 17 known active cases. 
  • Porcupine Health Unit: 646 cases, weekly rate of 82.7 cases per 100,000 people. There are 118 known active cases. 
  • Public Health Sudbury and Districts: 1,943 cases, weekly rate of 67.3 cases per 100,000 people. The health unit has reported 1,965 cases. There are 81 known active cases. 
  • Timiskaming Health Unit: 188 cases, weekly rate of 76.5 cases per 100,000 people. The health unit has reported 190 cases. There are 25 known active cases. 
  • Northwestern Health Unit: 955 cases, weekly rate of 74.1 cases per 100,000 people. The health unit has reported 954 cases. There are 75 known active cases.
  • Thunder Bay District Health Unit: 3,112 cases, weekly rate of 22 cases per 100,000 people. The health unit has reported 3,119 cases. There are 44 known active cases. 

The data from Northern Ontario health units is based on what was available 10:30 a.m. today.

Erika Engel

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