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Ontario confirms 478 new COVID cases today

The province has not reported daily cases so high since May 8
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Public Health Ontario is reporting 478 new COVID-19 cases today, which is the highest number of new cases reported in a single day since early May. 

The province has confirmed three new deaths today, including two people over the age of 80 and one person between 60 and 79 years old. 

On May 8 the province reported 477 new cases, and on May 2, the province reported 511 new cases. For both those days, the province also reported about 16,300 tests had been processed. Today's report indicates Ontario labs have processed 34,201 COVID tests in a 24-hour period. 

According to a breakdown of the 478 new cases by health unit, Toronto Public Health reported 153 new cases, Ottawa reported 90 new cases, Peel reported 95 new cases, and the remaining 31 health units reported between zero and 27 new cases for today's update.

Of today's cases, 324 are individuals under the age of 40. 

The province has confirmed 51 more school-related COVID cases today, including 26 students, seven staff, and 18 unidentified individuals. There are now 141 school-related COVID cases spread across 116 schools in Ontario. Two schools have closed. 

There have now been 47,752 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Ontario, with 41,342 now listed as recovered and 2,832 cases ending in death. 

There are 3,578 active, lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ontario, including 81 people hospitalized with COVID-19. There are 24 COVID patients in intensive care units and 11 on ventilators. 

There are 18 known active cases in Northern Ontario. 

The breakdown for the health units is:

• Algoma Public Health - 31 cases, rate of 27.1 per 100,000 population. There is one known active case.

• North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit - 38 cases, rate of 29.3 per 100,000 population. The health unit has reported 40 cases. There are two known active cases.

• Porcupine Health Unit - 81, rate of 97.1 per 100,000 population. There are six known active cases.

• Public Health Sudbury and Districts - 102 cases, rate of 51.3 per 100,000 population. There are five known active cases.

• Timiskaming Health Unit - 18 cases, rate of 55.1 per 100,000. The health unit has reported 19 cases. There are no known active cases.

• Northwestern Health Unit - 49 cases, rate of 55.9 per 100,000. There are three known active cases.

• Thunder Bay District Health Unit - 105 cases, rate of 70 per 100,000. There is one known active case.

The Ontario rate of infection per 100,000 population is 321.3.