Coronavirus: Ontario reports 3,166 new COVID cases Friday

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A technical error could have resulted in underreported case count numbers today, according to Public Health Ontario.

Public Health Ontario has reported 3,166 new cases of COVID-19 today (May 7).

However, the provincial update indicates a technical issue today may cause the case counts to be underreported for central east, central west and Toronto regions.

Today’s report includes 3,875 recoveries and 23 new deaths.

Today’s deaths include one person under 20 years old, four people between 40 and 59 years old, 11 people between 60 and 79 years old, and seven people over 79 years old.

Since yesterday, the province has reported 174 new hospitalizations and 41 new admissions of COVID-19 patients to intensive care units.

The May 7 update provided by the province’s public health agency also reported the following data:

1,924 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in Ontario, down from 1,964 reported yesterday.

There are 858 patients in intensive care units because of COVID-19 (down from 877 yesterday) and 611 COVID patients on ventilators (up from 600 reported yesterday).

The province reported 51,338 tests were processed yesterday.

Another 25,957 tests are still under investigation and/or being processed. To date, 14.4 million tests have been completed.

Of the new cases reported today, 876 are from Toronto, 817 cases are from Peel, 300 are from York Region, and 64 are from Simcoe-Muskoka.

Today’s cases include 497 individuals aged 19 and under, 1,357 people between 20 and 39 years old, 893 people between 40 and 59 years old, 349 people between 60 and 79 years old, and 67 people aged 80 and over.

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