The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada for Monday, May 3, 2021

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

10:30 a.m.

Ontario is reporting 3,436 new cases of COVID-19 today and 16 more deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says there are 985 new cases in Toronto, 714 in Peel Region, and 351 in York Region.

The Health Department says 1,925 people are in hospital with the disease, but notes that more than 10 per cent of hospitals did not submit data over the weekend.

More than 53,000 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine had been administered in Ontario since Sunday's report, for a total of more than 5.3 million doses.


10:15 a.m.

Nunavut is reporting eight new cases of COVID-19 today, all in Iqaluit.

There are 85 active reported cases in the territory involving the B.1.1.7 novel coronavirus variant first identified in the United Kingdom: 81 in Iqaluit, two in Kinngait and two in Rankin Inlet.

Iqaluit and Kinngait are under strict lockdowns, with all schools, non-essential businesses and workplaces closed.

As of last week, one person had been flown to southern Canada because of complications related to COVID-19.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 3, 2021.

The Canadian Press