Ontario reports 469 new cases of COVID-19 and 18 more deaths linked to virus


Ontario is reporting 469 new cases of COVID-19 today and 18 more deaths linked to the virus.

It’s the lowest daily infections total for Ontario since Sept. 26, when the province reported 435 new cases.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says 182 of today’s cases are in Toronto, 76 are in Peel Region, and 40 are in the Porcupine Health Unit Region.

The Ministry of Health says 621 people are hospitalized with the novel coronavirus — 481 in intensive care and 305 on a ventilator.

Today’s data is based on nearly 17,600 completed tests.

Ontario says 158,209 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine were administered in the province yesterday, for a total of more than 10.2 million doses so far.