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Ontario Reports Fewer Than 200 New COVID-19 Cases For Second Time In A Week – .


TORONTO – For the second day in a row, Ontario is reporting more than 500 new cases of COVID-19 and most infections have been found in unvaccinated people.

Of the 510 confirmed cases, 368 are unvaccinated people and 57 are partially vaccinated, Health Minister Christine Elliott said in a tweet.

Currently, 123 people are hospitalized with COVID-19, nine of whom are fully vaccinated. The remaining 114 patients are not fully vaccinated or have unknown vaccination status, according to Elliott.

At least 111 patients with the disease are treated in intensive care. Three are fully vaccinated and 108 are not fully vaccinated or their vaccination status is unknown at this time.

Ontario recorded an additional 513 cases of the novel coronavirus on Thursday, marking the highest single-day case total reported since June 13.

Some 23,500 tests for the novel coronavirus have been processed in the past 24 hours, producing a 2% positivity rate, provincial health officials said.

The seven-day average number of reported cases in Ontario is 399. At the same time last week, the number was 214.

Friday’s report brings the total number of COVID-19 cases in Ontario to 554,472. This number includes 541,946 recoveries and 9,416 deaths.

Four of those deaths were reported in the past 24 hours, however, according to the Department of Health, two were more than two months ago and are only being reported now due to a data cleansing.

Where are the new cases of COVID-19?

The province says most of the cases reported on Friday were found in Toronto (129), Peel Region (61), Hamilton (51) and Windsor-Essex (41).

Double-digit case numbers have also been reported by the province in York Region (33), Halton Region (26), Waterloo (24), Ottawa (22), Simcoe-Muskoka (21), Region of Durham (17) Middlesex-London (15), Brant County (13), Niagara Region (13) and Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (13).

Ontario is currently in Stage 3 of its plan to reopen. The province is expected to lift virtually all remaining public health restrictions once 80 percent of eligible residents have one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 75 percent will have two doses.

As of Friday, 81.3 percent of all eligible Ontarians have received one dose and 72.8 percent have received two doses and are considered fully immunized.

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The numbers used in this story can be found in the Ontario Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 Daily Epidemiological Summary. The number of cases for a city or region may differ slightly from what is reported by the province, as local units report the numbers at different times.

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