Ontario reports 511 new coronavirus cases, 55 more deaths

May 2 2020, 8:18 am

Ontario confirmed 511 new test-positive COVID-19 cases Saturday, bringing the province’s total known case count to 17,119.

The death toll also increased to 1,176 after 55 more people died of the illness in the last day.

About two-thirds of Ontario’s cases are now considered resolved, with 11,390 people considered recovered.

There are now 205 outbreaks at long-term care homes around the province, seven more than there were on Friday. Of all Ontario coronavirus deaths, 578 have occurred in care homes.

Long term care coronavirus

Government of Ontario

Most of Ontario’s coronavirus cases are in the Greater Toronto Area, according to public health officials. The urban centre now has 59.6% of all Ontario’s coronavirus cases.

Just under half of known cases (44.5%) are in people aged 60 and over. People aged 40-59 also make up a large cohort among known cases.

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