Ontario reports 434 new coronavirus cases, 40 more deaths

May 3 2020, 8:03 am

Ontario confirmed 434 new test-positive COVID-19 cases Sunday, bringing the province’s total known case count to 17,553.

The death toll also increased to 1,216 after 40 more people died of the illness in the last day.

Nearly 70% of Ontario’s cases are now considered resolved, with 12,005 people considered recovered.

There are now 170 active outbreaks at long-term care homes around the province, three more than on Saturday. Of all Ontario coronavirus deaths, 590 have occurred in care homes.

Long term care coronavirus Ontario

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 59.8% of all Ontario’s coronavirus cases.

Just under half of known cases (44.4%) are in people aged 60 and over. People aged 40-59 also make up a large cohort among known cases.