Ontario Reports Over 1,000 COVID Cases for Third Day in a Row – .

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Ontario Reports Over 1,000 COVID Cases for Third Day in a Row – .


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Sunday’s total marked the third day in a row that the province has reported more than 1,000 new infections.

Meanwhile, more cases of the Omicron COVID-19 variant were confirmed in Ontario on Saturday – in Peel Region and Hamilton.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said 579 of Sunday’s new cases were in people not fully vaccinated, while 69 were in people whose vaccination status is unknown.

There are at least 140 people hospitalized with COVID-19 and 164 people in intensive care units, but Elliott noted that not all hospitals report these numbers on weekends.

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Provincial data shows 84.6% of Ontario residents, aged five or older, have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 80.6% are fully immune with two injections .

The data also shows that the vast majority of COVID-19 cases in Ontario have been identified as the Delta variant, although there were at least 10 confirmed cases of the Omicron variant on Sunday.

Provincial officials noted that there may be delays in reporting confirmed variants based on data entry by various local public health units.

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