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Ontario health officials reported 1,009 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday.

In addition to the new cases reported today, authorities recorded eight new deaths, bringing the total number of COVID-19-related deaths in the province to 10,044.

Today’s case count comes after authorities recorded 928 new cases on Tuesday, 887 new cases on Monday and 1,184 new cases on Sunday.

As of last year, 1,676 cases have been reported.

Ontario’s seven-day moving average now stands at 1,007, down from 821 so far last week

With 38,502 tests done in the past 24 hours, the health ministry says the positivity rate in the province is around 3.3%.

Of the new infections reported on Wednesday, 421 cases were among unvaccinated people, 22 were partially vaccinated and 64 were people with unknown vaccination status. The remaining 502 infections were in fully vaccinated people.

Health experts have noted that the number of COVID-19 infections identified in fully vaccinated individuals will naturally increase as more people receive their two vaccines. Vaccination reduces the risk of severe symptoms related to COVID-19 as well as hospitalization.

The province said at least 333 people are hospitalized due to COVID-19. Of those hospitalized, 196 were admitted in the past 24 hours, including 99 unvaccinated, 22 partially vaccinated and 75 fully vaccinated.

The province says 155 patients are in intensive care due to COVID-19. Of the 155 patients in intensive care, authorities report that 108 were admitted in the past 24 hours – of which 69 were unvaccinated, while 24 are fully vaccinated. The vaccination status of the remaining 15 patients is unknown.

On Wednesday, the province estimated that 1,129 more cases of the virus had been resolved, bringing the number of patients recovered in Ontario to 607,926.

Today’s report brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases in Ontario to 626,321, including deaths and recoveries.

WHERE ARE THE NEW CASES OF COVID-19?

In the Greater Toronto Area, authorities reported 124 new cases in Toronto, 48 new cases in Peel Region, 50 new cases in York Region, 42 new cases in Halton and 34 new cases in Greater Toronto Area. Durham.

Outside of the GTA, regions that have reported more than 30 new infections include Hamilton (50), Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (69), Middlesex-London (38), Ottawa (92), Waterloo (32), Simcoe-Muskoka (82) and Windsor-Essex (75).

All other regions have reported less than 30 new cases of the virus.

OVER 11.3M FULLY VACCINATED PEOPLE IN ONTARIO

The province reports that 11,306,219 people in Ontario have received both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and are now considered fully immunized against the virus.

In the past 24 hours, authorities said 74,325 doses of the vaccine were given to residents of Ontario.

Just over 24.1 million doses of the vaccine have been administered in the province since deployment began last year.

This is a developing story. More soon…

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