Ontario reports 213 new COVID-19 cases, 14 deaths on Thursday


Ontario is reporting 213 COVID-19 cases today and 14 deaths from the virus, though several of the deaths occurred in previous months.

The province says 12 of the deaths happened between February and May and are now being reported due to a data cleaning initiative.

Thursday’s case numbers are based on 23,494 tests.

The province administered 58,213 COVID-19 vaccine doses yesterday for a total of more than 19.7 million doses.

There were 110 patients in intensive care with COVID-related critical illness on Thursday and 77 people on ventilators.

According to Public Health Ontario, from the end of June to the end of July, unvaccinated people were eight times more likely to become infected with COVID-19 than fully vaccinated people.

Unvaccinated people 60 and older were 15 times more likely to be hospitalized than their fully vaccinated counterparts.