1,315 new cases reported in two days, 20 more deaths – .

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TORONTO – Ontario health authorities are reporting 1,315 new cases of COVID-19 in the past two days and 20 more deaths related to the disease.

The seven-day average of the number of reported cases stands at 597, marking a significant drop from the 655 reported last week.

Ontario did not report the number of COVID-19 cases on Thursday due to the federal government holiday.

Of the 1,315 cases reported in the past 48 hours, 668 were recorded today and 647 were recorded on Thursday. Most of the cases reported in the past two days have been found in people who are not fully vaccinated or whose vaccination status is unknown, according to the health ministry.

Currently, 278 people are hospitalized with COVID-19, including 250 patients who are not fully vaccinated or whose vaccination status is unknown.

The intensive care patients with COVID-19 in total 163 and 156 of these beds are occupied by people who are not fully vaccinated or whose vaccination status is unknown.

Friday’s report brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed infections in the province to 586,817, including recoveries and deaths.

At least 20 of the 9,763 COVID-19-related deaths in Ontario have been reported in the past 48 hours, although most have occurred in the past two months.

With 74,715 tests processed Thursday and Friday, the province’s positivity rate for the new coronavirus stands at 1.8%.

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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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