The Ontario government confirmed 2,199 new cases of COVID-19 and 30 deaths from the virus on Sunday morning.
Today’s cases are lower than 2584 on Saturday, 2362 on Friday, 2759 on Thursday, 2320 on Wednesday and 2716 on Monday, but higher than 2073 on Tuesday.
Of the newly announced cases, 633 are in Toronto, 547 in Peel, 172 in York Region, 143 in Durham and 129 in Hamilton.
Health Minister Christine Elliott said more than 33,100 tests have been performed and 7,064,815 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered.
Ontario reports 2,199 cases of # COVID-19[FEMALE[FEMININE and over 33,100 tests performed. Locally, there are 633 new cases in Toronto, 547 in Peel, 172 in York Region, 143 in Durham and 129 in Hamilton.
– Christine Elliott (@celliottability) May 16, 2021
Premier Doug Ford has extended the Ontario stay-at-home order to at least June 2. The ordinance, in effect since April 8, was due to expire on May 19.
Schools in the province will also remain closed for the foreseeable future as the province waits for doctors and teachers to reach consensus on the “best way forward.”
Young people aged 12 to 17 will be able to reserve a COVID-19 vaccine from the week of May 31. The Pfizer vaccine has been approved for use in adolescents.
Ontario has suspended the first doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine because there have been more reports of blood clots associated with the vaccine than expected.
Currently, only Pfizer and Moderna are administered as a first dose in the province. Officials have not said how they will distribute the Johnson & Johnson single dose vaccine.
To date, Ontario has recorded 509,316 deaths related to COVID-19 and 8,485 deaths related to the virus.