Ontario reports under 4,000 new COVID-19 cases for seventh straight day

People in Ontario complaining of bonkers online waitlists for booking a COVID vaccine

Hospitals reported caring for 2,167 patients with COVID-19 including 886 patients in intensive care and 609 patients on ventilators.

Where are the COVID-19 cases in Ontario?

The region reported 19 active outbreaks as of Tuesday.

The province brought in the ban in April, when it extended a stay-at-home order and imposed further restrictions amid soaring cases. However, the positivity rate remains high at 9.1 per cent.

The rolling seven-day average is down to 3,509 compared to 3,888 on the same day last week.

Before May 3, the notoriously busy and scantily-supplied pop-ups were the only way that those adults in hot spot postal codes who didn't qualify for a shot based on other provincial criteria - such as having a select high-risk health condition - could get one. Over the weekend at total of 192 cases were reported.

Officials identified eight new cases of the B.1.351 (South African variant), and so the total case count in the province rose to 309.

The dates highlighted in blue are when the spring melt may have affected the data
The dates highlighted in blue are when the spring melt may have affected the data

Ontario does not now report how many cases of the B.1.617 variant, originally found in India, are found in the province.

772 cases of P.1, which is the variant strain that originated in Brazil.

Approximately 800,000 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine are expected to arrive in Ontario per week at the start of May, ramping up to 940,000 doses per week by the end of May.

As of 8 p.m. on April 30, the province reported 5,247,684 doses of vaccine against COVID-19 have been administered.

The province has repeatedly said they have the capacity to administer about 150,000 vaccines a day.

The three forward sortation areas in Ottawa are among 114 so-called hot-spots identified across Ontario that seeing an expanded vaccine rollout as of Monday. The number of cases for any city or region may differ slightly from what is reported by the province, because local units report figures at different times.