Local and Provincial COVID-19 numbers as of Monday, May 17

Province updates its numbers daily except holidays, the SMDHU does so Monday to Friday

Your main takeaway today:
-There were four deaths reported on Monday, the lowest death toll increase since March 21

Provincial COVID-19 numbers as per Public Health Ontario, updated daily by 11 a.m.

  • New cases reported Monday: 2,170 (511,486 to date)
  • New recoveries reported Monday: 2,953 (477,128 to date)
  • New deaths reported Monday: 4 (8,489 to date)
  • Number of patients hospitalized as of Monday: 1,320
  • Number of patients in ICU as of Monday: 779 (536 on a ventilator)
  • Vaccine doses administered by Sunday at 8 p.m.: 112,330 (7,177,145 total doses administered, 432,760 people fully vaccinated)
  • Number of new tests processed by Sunday: 24,498
  • Per cent positivity: 7.9

Local COVID-19 numbers as per the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, updated Monday to Friday by 3 p.m.

  • Number of new cases reported Monday: 141 (11,415 to date)
  • Number of variant-of-concern* (VOC) cases reported Monday: 123 (There are 3,353 local positive cases of the B.1.1.7 VOC (UK), 87 positive cases of the P.1 VOC (Brazil), 19 positive cases of the B.1. 351 VOC (South Africa)
  • Number of active COVID-19 cases as of Monday: 1,022
  • Number of active and screened VOC cases: 759
  • Number of new recoveries Monday: 14 (9,604to date)
  • Number of deaths reported Monday: 2 (241 to date)
  • Number of people currently hospitalized due to COVID-19: 27
  • Number of people who have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine: 248,437
  • Number of people who have received their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine: 23,068

*Variants of concern are derived from prior positive COVID-19 tests; the health unit rescreens prior positive test samples for a VOC, thus VOCs are not on top of new COVID-19 cases but a subset of them.

  • Tests run in Simcoe County last week: 151 per 100,000 people
  • Simcoe County percent positivity^: 5.1
  • Tests run in Muskoka District last week: 111 per 100,000 people
  • Muskoka District percent positivity^: 2.7 percent

^Percent positivity is the percentage of positive tests among all tests run, and the goal is to get that number below 1.0 percent.