Local and Provincial COVID-19 numbers as of Sunday, May 16

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

Your main takeaway today:
-Number of known active COVID cases is 26,656, down from a peak in April of nearly 43,000 cases, hospitalizations continue to drop

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

  • New cases reported Sunday: 2,199 (509,316 to date)
  • New recoveries reported Sunday: 3,079 (474,175 to date)
  • New deaths reported Sunday: 30 (8,485 to date)
  • Number of patients hospitalized as of Sunday: 1,292 (about 10 per cent of hospitals did not provide data)
  • Number of patients in ICU as of Sunday: 775 (552 on a ventilator)
  • Vaccine doses administered by Saturday at 8 p.m.: 139,583 (7,064,815 total doses administered, 429,636 people fully vaccinated)
  • Number of new tests processed by Saturday: 33,142
  • Per cent positivity: 6.8

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 Friday: 57 (11,280 to date)
  • Number of variant-of-concern* (VOC) cases reported Friday: 42 (There are 3,252 local positive cases of the B.1.1.7 VOC (UK), 82 positive cases of the P.1 VOC (Brazil), 18 positive cases of the B.1. 351 VOC (South Africa)
  • Number of active COVID-19 cases as of Friday: 905
  • Number of active and screened VOC cases: 657
  • Number of new recoveries Friday: 6 (9,592 to date)
  • Number of deaths reported Friday: 1 (239 to date)
  • Number of people currently hospitalized due to COVID-19: 33
  • Number of people who have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine: 238,499
  • Number of people who have received their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine: 21,562

*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: 175 per 100,000 people
  • Simcoe County percent positivity^: 5.5
  • Tests run in Muskoka District last week: 131 per 100,000 people
  • Muskoka District percent positivity^: 2.1 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.