TORONTO – Ontario is reporting more than 800 new COVID-19 cases as well as 10 additional deaths.

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Health officials reported 821 new infections on Saturday, a slight increase from the 795 cases reported on Friday.

Officials reported 600 new cases on Monday, 577 new cases on Tuesday and 593 new cases on Wednesday and 864 new cases on Thursday.


Ontario’s rolling seven-day average is now 719.

As of Saturday, 621 cases are in individuals who have not been fully vaccinated or have unknown immunization status, while 200 are in fully vaccinated individuals.

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The province recorded 10 new deaths on Saturday, bringing the total death toll in the province to 9,647.

With 30,716 tests in the last 24 hours, the health ministry says the positivity rate in the province is 2.5 per cent.

There are currently 329 people with COVID-19 in Ontario hospitals. At least 185 patients are in intensive care and 126 are breathing with the help of ventilators.

Of those hospitalized, 295 have not been fully vaccinated or have unknown immunization status and 34 have been fully vaccinated.

Today’s report puts a total of 578,869 confirmed cases in Ontario, including deaths and recoveries.

Most of the new cases were found in parts of the Greater Toronto Area. Officials reported 152 new cases in Toronto, 114 new cases in the Peel area, 80 new cases in the York area and 47 new cases in the Durham area.

The province reports that 10,280,570 people in Ontario have received both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and are now considered fully vaccinated against the disease.

Over the past 24-hour period, officials said 39,210 doses of the vaccine were administered to Ontario residents.

More than 21.3 million vaccine doses have been administered in the province since the rollout began last year.


The numbers used in this story are found in the Ontario Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 daily epidemiological summary. The number of cases for any given city or region may differ slightly from what is reported by province, as local units report figures at different times.