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The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada

Last Updated May 16, 2021 at 11:24 am EDT

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

11 a.m.

Ontario is reporting 2,199 new cases of COVID-19 in the province today, along with 30 new deaths linked to the virus.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says 633 of the most recent infections were identified in Toronto, 547 in Peel Region, 172 in York Region, 143 in Durham and 129 in Hamilton.

Hospitalizations fell by 254 to 1,292, with 714 patients in intensive care and 509 on ventilators. 

Elliott says the province administered more than 139,000 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday alone, bringing the provincial total past the seven million mark since the start of the immunization effort.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 16, 2021

The Canadian Press