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Ontario reports 2,320 new COVID cases Wednesday

Today's update also includes 3,477 recoveries, 139 new hospitalizations, and 32 deaths

Public Health Ontario has reported 2,320 new cases of COVID-19 today (May 12). 

Today's report includes 3,477 recoveries and 32 new deaths.

The deaths reported today include one person between 20 and 39 years old, five people between 40 and 59 years old, 18 people between 60 and 79 years old, and eight people over 79 years old. 

Since yesterday, the province has reported 139 new hospitalizations and 33 new admissions of COVID-19 patients to intensive care units.

The May 12 update provided by the province's public health agency also reported the following data:

  • 29,962 active, lab-confirmed cases, which is down from 31,151 reported yesterday. 
  • 1,673 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in Ontario, down from 1,782 reported yesterday. 
  • There are 776 patients in intensive care units because of COVID-19 (down from 802 yesterday) and 559 COVID patients on ventilators (down from 568 reported yesterday).
  • The province reported 45,681 tests were processed yesterday resulting in a 6.4 per cent positivity rate.
  • Another 28,174 tests are still under investigation and/or being processed. To date, 14.6 million tests have been completed.
  • Of the new cases reported today, 712 are from Toronto, 452 cases are from Peel, 157 are from York Region, and 55 are from Simcoe-Muskoka.
  • Today's cases include 390 individuals aged 19 and under, 983 people between 20 and 39 years old, 572 people between 40 and 59 years old, 252 people between 60 and 79 years old, and 35 people aged 80 and over.


  • There were 140,785 doses of vaccines against COVID-19 administered on May 11, which is up from 112,103 given on May 10.
  • As of 6 p.m. on May 11, the province reported 6,491,666 doses of vaccine against COVID-19 have been administered.
  • In total, 402,258 people have been fully vaccinated.

Public Health Ontario has confirmed 499,412 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, and reported 461,076 recoveries and 8,374 deaths, of which 3,936 were individuals living in long-term care facilities.

The cumulative average incidence rate in the province is 3,359.8 cases per 100,000 people in Ontario.

Ontario's average weekly incidence rate is 139.4 cases per 100,000 people, which is down by 14.8 per cent from last week (April 26 to May 2). 

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.


Yesterday, the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit reported 40 new COVID cases

There are 930 active, lab-confirmed cases in the region, and of those 674 are variant strains.

Since the start of the pandemic, the local health unit has confirmed 11,101 cases of COVID-19 with 9,400 of those cases recovered and 233 cases ending in death. 

There are 29 people from Simcoe County and two from Muskoka District hospitalized with COVID-19.

Simcoe-Muskoka's weekly incidence rate is 76.2 cases per 100,000 people, which is down by 20.3 per cent compared to the week of April 26 to May 2.