The Ontario government confirmed 578 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday morning, marking the third day in a row that cases have surpassed 500.
The majority of current cases are individuals who are not fully vaccinated.
According to Health Minister Christine Elliott, 408 of Saturday’s cases are unvaccinated people and 59 are partially vaccinated people.
Unvaccinated people also account for the majority of hospitalizations related to COVID-19 in Ontario.
Of the 136 people hospitalized with COVID-19, 125 are not fully immune. Of the 111 people in intensive care with COVID-19, 110 are not fully immunized.
111 people are in intensive care due to # COVID-19[FEMALE[FEMININE. One is fully vaccinated and 110 are not fully vaccinated or have unknown vaccination status at this time.
There are 578 new cases of COVID-19. 408 cases concern unvaccinated individuals and 59 partially vaccinated individuals.
– Christine Elliott (@celliottability) August 14, 2021
Saturday’s cases are higher than Friday’s 510, Thursday’s 513, Wednesday’s 324, Tuesday’s 321, Monday’s 325, and Sunday’s 423.
Among the newly announced cases, 109 are in Toronto, 57 are in York Region, 51 are in Peel Region, 42 are in Hamilton and 29 are in Windsor-Essex.
Ontario has now administered 20,146,936 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Over 81% if residents aged 12 and over have now received a dose, and over 73% are fully immune.
To date, Ontario has seen 555,050 cases of COVID-19.