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Ontario COVID cases, deaths, hospitalizations on steady decline

6,033 cases confirmed last week, which is less than half the 14,086 confirmed in the first week of May

The province is reporting fewer than 1,000 new COVID cases today, and more than a 50 per cent reduction in new cases per week compared to the beginning of May. 

The June 3, 2022 report noted 888 new COVID cases, which is down from 1,444 new cases reported one week ago on May 28, and 1,547 new cases reported a month ago on May 3. Testing is still limited, so the number of new cases is expected to be underestimated. 

There were 14,086 new cases confirmed in Ontario between May 1 and 7, which is more than double the 6,033 cases reported between May 22 and 28.

The number of severe cases resulting in hospitalization and deaths is also down with between seven and 10 deaths per day during the week of May 20-27, compared to 10-21 deaths per day between May 4 and 11. 

The number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 has decreased over the last 30 days from about 90 new hospitalizations on May 2, to approximately 25 per day over the last week. 

There are currently 117 patients in Ontario ICUs because of COVID-related critical illness, including 55 patients on ventilators. There are 669 people hospitalized in the province with COVID-19, and of those, 42 per cent were admitted because of COVID, and the remaining patients were admitted for other reasons but test positive for COVID-19. 

Since March 2020, 1,305,989 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Ontario. Of those cases, 13,275 have ended in death, and 1,283,417 cases are considered resolved. Deaths are reported only where COVID was the cause, or contributed to, the death.

In the province's long-term care homes, 31,969 residents have tested positive, and 4,569 of them died after contracting COVID-19. Those over 79 years old have had the highest death rates, with 7,728 deaths of people in that age group, which is about 11.7 per cent of the cases confirmed in people aged 80 and over. 

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