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The latest news on COVID 19 developments in Canada for Thursday, May 6, 2021

Last Updated May 6, 2021 at 7:47 am PDT

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

10:30 a.m.

Ontario reports there are 3,424 new cases of COVID-19 in the province and 26 more deaths linked to the virus.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says there are 958 new cases in Toronto, 900 in Peel, 291 in York Region

Ontario says that over 141,000 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine were administered since Wednesday’s report, for a total of more than 5.7 million.

10:05 a.m.

Nunavut is reporting 12 new cases of COVID-19 and eight new recoveries today.

All the new cases are in Iqaluit, Nunavut’s capital city of about 8,000 people.

There are now 84 active cases in Iqaluit and two in Kinngait.

There have been 72 recoveries since the first case was declared in Iqaluit on April 14.

Two Iqaluit residents have been hospitalized in southern Canada with COVID-19.—

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 6, 2021.

The Canadian Press