ontario news watch
Other Categories

Ontario reports 502 new COVID-19 cases, 15 new deaths due to virus

Ontario is reporting 502 new cases of COVID-19 today, as well as 15 additional deaths from the virus.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says 89 of the new infections were recorded in Toronto, 71 in Peel Region, 51 in Waterloo, 37 in York Region and 31 in Durham Region.

She says the numbers come from nearly 24,100 tests completed since the last daily report.

Provincial data show 447 people are in hospital due to COVID-19, including 422 in intensive care and 277 on ventilators.

The province says 195,032 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine were administered in the last day, for a total of 11,022,452 shots given so far.

 Ontario entered the first stage of its economic reopening yesterday, allowing patio dining and outdoor fitness classes to resume, among other changes.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 12, 2021.

The Canadian Press