Ontario Reports 640 New COVID-19 Cases, 10 More Deaths – .

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Ontario Reports 640 New COVID-19 Cases, 10 More Deaths – .


For the third day in a row, the province of Ontario is reporting more than 600 new cases of COVID-19.

Provincial health officials say 640 new infections were confirmed on Saturday. That’s a decrease from the 727 new cases reported on Friday. A week ago, the province reported 821 new cases.

Of the new cases, 485 are in people who are not fully vaccinated or whose vaccination status is unknown, while 155 are fully vaccinated.

The seven-day moving average of new cases continues to decline, now standing at 629. A week ago, it was 719.

Health officials say 323 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 (excluding intensive care) and 178 are in intensive care.

Of the hospitalized patients, 280 are not fully vaccinated or have unknown vaccination status, while 43 are fully vaccinated.

Of the 178 ICU patients, 171 are not fully vaccinated or have unknown vaccination status, and seven are fully vaccinated.

Toronto added 113 new cases of COVID-19 while Region of Peel reported 69 new infections. York Region has confirmed 58 new cases.

Ten more people have died from the coronavirus, bringing the provincial total to 9,698.

Health officials have performed 33,303 tests in the past 24 hours, with a positivity rate of 1.9%.

The province administered 47,871 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on Friday – the highest single-day total since August 14 and the fourth day in a row of more than 40,000 doses. Almost 86 percent of Ontarians aged 12 and older have received at least one dose of the vaccine, while 80 percent have been fully immunized.

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