News Ontario surpasses 18,000 cases of COVID-19 SHARE ON: Wendy Gray, staff Tuesday, May. 5th, 2020 Illustration of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2, the cause of COVID-19 (Alissa Eckert, MS, Dan Higgins, MAMS) There are 387 new cases of COVID-19 in Ontario. That brings the province’s total to 18,310. There have been 274 recoveries in the last 24 hours, that’s 69.8-percent of cases since the beginning of the outbreak. The number of deaths increased by 61 over the last day, bringing that total to 1,361. The province tested 10,664 people in the last 24 hours. The number of people who have tested negative over the course of the pandemic now sits at 334,404.