Ontario sees drop in COVID-19 cases with fewer than 1,700 reported

Henrietta Brewer
May 25, 2021

There are 693 patients in intensive care units because of COVID-19 (down from 706 yesterday) and 480 COVID patients on ventilators (down from 504 reported yesterday).

There were 11,004 doses administered in the latest reporting period.

Second dose vaccination appointments can be booked through the Saskatchewan Health Authority online or by calling 1-833-SaskVax (1-833-727-5829).

The province says it is able to add the age group a week ahead of schedule due to increase vaccine supply. Second dose vaccinations are now underway for anyone who is 85 and older or who received their first dose before February 15.

A total of 30 Covid-19-related deaths have been reported: one Eastern Cape death, Free State 5, Gauteng 20, Kwa-Zulu Natal 1 and Western Cape with 3 deaths. One case is pending location details.

Since the start of the pandemic, 9,946 cases are from the North area (4,291 North West, 4,135 North Central and 1,520 North East). Current active cases is now at 25 as seven cases were resolved.

Almost 34,600 tests were completed province-wide.

There were 767 doses administered in the North Central zone reported on Thursday. This is the lowest number of hospitalizations since December 16, when the same number of people were in hospital.

People are receiving inpatient care in the northwest (five), north-central (five), Saskatoon (34), central-east (four), Regina (38), southwest (one), south-central (two), and southeast (four) zones.

Two of the cases are from travel outside of Northwestern Ontario.

OPH knows of 935 active cases of COVID-19 in the city. Seven cases are pending residence information.

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe tweeted out a message for the province on Saturday, encouraging anyone who hasn't been vaccinated to do so. To date, 842,964 COVID-19 tests have been processed.

Other municipalities with more than 50 cases of COVID-19 include Durham (96), Ottawa (92), Hamilton (87), Waterloo (59), Windsor-Essex (51), and Halton (50). There have been 3,491 cases (98 per cent) that have recovered, and one person is hospitalized.

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