Ontario reports 356 new cases of coronavirus, 4 more deaths

Ontario reported more than 350 new COVID-19 cases and four more deaths Saturday.

Provincial health officials registered 356 new coronavirus infections today, down from 419 yesterday and from 373 a week ago.

Earlier this week, the province reported 269 new cases on Tuesday, 321 on Wednesday and 409 on Thursday.

The seven-day moving average is now 353, down from 389 a week ago.

Among the most recent cases, 195 people are unvaccinated, 13 are partially vaccinated, 126 are fully vaccinated and 22 have an unknown vaccination status.

So far, 88 percent of eligible Ontarians have received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 84 percent have received two doses and are considered fully vaccinated.

Children under the age of 12 are not yet eligible for a vaccine.

A further 340 people recovered from the disease within the last 24 hours, resulting in 3,050 active cases in Ontario.

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

The province’s virus – related death toll is now at 9,869.

Ontario laboratories processed over 26,700 tests yesterday, producing a positivity rate of 1.4 percent, a slight drop from 1.5 percent a week ago, the ministry said.

In the Greater Toronto area, 45 new cases were recorded in Toronto, 32 in the Peel region, 24 in York, 14 in Halton and seven in Durham.

Elsewhere, 34 new infections were reported in Sudbury, 28 in Simcoe Muskoka and 18 in Ottawa.

There are 213 people with the virus in hospitals across the province and 132 in intensive care units, the ministry said.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says 119 of the ICU patients are not fully vaccinated or have an unknown vaccination status, and 13 are fully vaccinated.

To date, there have been over 599,600 laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases and 586,696 cures since January 2020.

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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