Local and Provincial COVID-19 numbers as of Tuesday, May 17, 2022

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

Local COVID-19 numbers as per the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, updated Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Ontario is reporting 11 new deaths linked to COVID-19 today. 

The province says that figure includes deaths from previous days recorded during a data clean-up. 

There are 1,345 people hospitalized with the virus today, up from 1,122 the previous day. 

The number of people in intensive care because of a COVID-19-related illness increased slightly today to 165 from 159 the day before. 

Health officials are also reporting 1,028 new infections detected by PCR testing, which is limited to certain groups.

The scientific director of Ontario’s panel of COVID-19 advisers has said multiplying the daily case count by 10 would give a more accurate picture.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 17, 2022. 

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit updates local numbers on Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays

More data from SMDHU: bit.ly/3rxlQio