Ontario Reports 486 New Coronavirus Cases, 5 More Deaths – .

Ontario Reports 486 New Coronavirus Cases, 5 More Deaths – .

Ontario is reporting fewer than 500 new cases of COVID-19 for a sixth consecutive day and five more deaths on Saturday.

Provincial health officials recorded 486 new infections today, up from 496 on Friday and 654 a week ago.

Of the latter cases, 282 of the individuals are not vaccinated, 22 are partially vaccinated, 157 are fully vaccinated and 25 have unknown vaccination status.

To date, 87% of eligible Ontarians have received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and over 82% have received two doses and are considered fully immunized.

Children under 12 are not yet eligible for a vaccine in Ontario.

The province reported 417 new cases Thursday, 306 Wednesday and 390 Tuesday.

The seven-day moving average continues to decline and now stands at 441, down from 544 a week ago.

Another 517 people have recovered from the virus in the past 24 hours, resulting in 3,938 active cases across the province.

The five deaths reported today occurred last month, according to the health ministry.

The number of virus-related deaths in the province now stands at 9,814.

Ontario labs processed 32,626 tests yesterday, producing a positivity rate of 1.7 percent, down from 1.8 percent a week ago, according to the ministry.

In the Greater Toronto Area, Toronto today reported 88 new cases, while 60 were in Peel Region, 35 in York Region, 13 in Halton and eight in Durham.

Elsewhere in southern Ontario, 40 new infections were recorded in Windsor-Essex, 25 in Ottawa and 24 in Hamilton.

There are 242 people in Ontario hospitals with the virus and 164 are in intensive care units, according to the ministry.

Health Minister Christine Elliot said 146 of intensive care patients are not fully vaccinated or have unknown vaccination status and 18 are fully vaccinated.

To date, there have been 594,419 lab-confirmed coronavirus cases and 580,667 recoveries since January 2020.

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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