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Ontario reports 2,584 new COVID cases Saturday

Saturday's report includes 24 additional deaths and 3,063 recoveries
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Public Health Ontario has reported 2,584 new cases of COVID-19 today (May 15). 

Today's report includes 3,063 recoveries and 24 new deaths.

The May 15 update provided by the province's public health agency also reported the following data:

  • 27,566 active, lab-confirmed cases, which is down from 28, 069 reported yesterday. 
  • 1,546 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in Ontario, down from 1,582 reported yesterday. 
  • There are 785 patients in intensive care units because of COVID-19 (up from 777 yesterday) and 560 COVID patients on ventilators (same as reported yesterday).
  • The province reported 42,320 tests were processed yesterday.
  • Another 19,533 tests are still under investigation and/or being processed. To date, 14.7 million tests have been completed.

Variants of concern (Ontario-wide)

  • 106,043 lab-confirmed cases of the UK variant strain of COVID-19 (B.1.1.7). 
  • 625 cases of B.1.351 (also known as the South African variant).
  • 1,853 cases of P.1, which is the variant strain that originated in Brazil. 
  • Another 33,003 cases have screened positive with a mutation detected, but the lineage for the variant strain not yet sequenced.
  • According to Public Health Ontario, there are delays between specimen collection and the testing required to confirm a variant of concern. As such, the reports can change and can differ from past case counts publicly reported.


  • There were 154,104 doses of vaccines against COVID-19 administered on May 14, which is up from 141,765 given on May 13.
  • As of 6 p.m. on May 14, the province reported 6,925,232 doses of vaccine against COVID-19 have been administered.
  • In total, 422,960 people have been fully vaccinated.

Public Health Ontario has confirmed 507,117 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, and reported 471,096 recoveries and 8,455 deaths, of which 3,938 were individuals living in long-term care facilities.