Ontario reports more than 1,000 cases of COVID-19 for second day in a row


Ontario is reporting more than 1,000 new cases of COVID-19 for the second day in a row.

The province logged 1,053 new cases today and added eight deaths to the overall tally.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says 494 of the new cases are among people who are not fully vaccinated, while 60 involve individuals with an unknown immunization status.

There are 284 people hospitalized with COVID-19, including 160 people who are in intensive care units.

Of those in ICUs, 136 people are not fully vaccinated or have an unknown immunization status.

Provincial data shows 84.4 per cent of Ontarians aged five and older have at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 80.5 per cent are fully vaccinated.


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