COVID-19 Ontario: 356 new cases, four more deaths reported

TORONTO – Health authorities in Ontario report 356 more cases of COVID-19 on Saturday as well as four more deaths associated with the disease.

The average of seven days for the number of cases reported throughout the province is 353. A week ago, that number was 389.

Of the cases registered today, 230 are not fully vaccinated or have an unknown vaccination status, and 126 are fully vaccinated.

Right now, there are 213 people admitted with COVID-19, of which 177 are patients who are not fully vaccinated or have an unknown vaccination status, and 36 are fully vaccinated.

There are 132 people in the intensive care unit due to COVID-19, and 119 of these patients are not fully vaccinated or have an unknown vaccination status, and 13 are fully vaccinated.

With 26,767 tests processed within the last 24 hours, Ontario’s COVID-19 positivity rate is 1.4 cents, according to the Department of Health.

Since the onset of the pandemic, Ontario has seen 599,615 laboratory-confirmed cases of the new coronavirus. That number includes 586,696 resolved cases and 9,869 deaths, four of which were reported Saturday but occurred in September.

Where are the new COVID-19 cases?

Most of the cases reported by the province on Saturday were found in Toronto (45), Sudbury (34) and the Peel region (32).

Other areas reporting notable COVID-19 cases include Simcoe Muskoka (28), the York region (24), Waterloo (19) and Ottawa (18).

In addition, laboratories confirmed 262 new cases of COVID-19 Delta variant B.1.617.2 within the last 24 hours, pushing the total number of cases to 21,027.

Update on COVID-19 Vaccinations in Ontario

Ontario has administered 22,498,977 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine during its 10-month vaccination campaign.

This has resulted in a vaccination coverage rate of 88.1 percent in Ontarians over the age of 12 with a single dose.

At least 84.4 percent have two doses and are considered to be fully vaccinated against the virus.

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The figures used in this story can be found in the Ontario Department of Health’s COVID-19 Daily Epidemiologic Summary. The number of cases for any city or region may differ slightly from that reported by the province because local units report numbers at different times.

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