Ontario reports more than 700 new COVID-19 cases


Ontario is reporting 927 new COVID-19 cases today and five more deaths from the virus.

The new numbers are based on 33,901 completed tests.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says 494 of the new cases are in people who aren’t fully vaccinated and 55 are in people with an unknown vaccination status.

The province says 140 people were in intensive care with COVID-related critical illness, including 86 people on ventilators.

There were six people from Saskatchewan in Ontario hospitals as of Thursday, four of them in intensive care.

The province says 86 per cent of people aged 12 and older have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and vaccinations of kids aged five to 11 are continuing to pick up today.



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