Ontario reports 593 new cases of COVID-19 and four more deaths

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TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 593 new cases of COVID-19 today and four more deaths linked to the virus.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says 447 of those cases are in people who are not fully vaccinated or have an unknown vaccination status.

Elliott says 346 people are hospitalized because of the virus, 35 of whom are fully vaccinated.

She says 188 people are in intensive care due to the novel coronavirus – 178 are not fully vaccinated.

The Ministry of Health says 84.6 per cent of Ontarians over the age of 12 have one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 78.4 per cent have two doses.

A total of 21.2 million vaccine doses have been administered in Ontario.