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The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada

Last Updated May 15, 2021 at 11:24 am EDT

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern):

11:10 a.m.

Quebec is reporting 760 additional cases of COVID-19 today and eight new deaths, including two within the past 24 hours.

The Health Department says the number of hospitalizations declined by 21 to 509, while the number of patients in intensive care dipped by three to 120.

It says 98,567 doses of vaccine were administered on Friday, for a total of 4,230,520.

Quebec has reported 362,580 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 11,032 deaths linked to the disease since the onset of the pandemic.

11 a.m.

Ontario is reporting 2,584 new cases of COVID-19 today along with 24 new deaths linked to the virus. 

Health Minister Christine Elliott says there were 689 new infections in Toronto, 584 in Peel Region and 252 in York Region.

Other areas with high case counts include Durham Region with 157 today and Hamilton with 115.

There are 1,546 COVID-19 patients in Ontario hospitals as of this morning, including 714 in intensive care and 516 on ventilators.

Ontario administered 154,104 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine on Friday, a number Elliott describes as a single-day high in the province.


This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 15, 2021. 

The Canadian Press