Ontario reports less than 400 COVID-19 cases, 6 more deaths

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Ontario reported 373 COVID-19 cases on Saturday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 597,145.

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Health Minister Christine Elliott said the new cases included 264 people who have not been fully vaccinated or have unknown immunization status, while 109 are fully vaccinated individuals.

For comparison, 486 cases were reported last Saturday, which means the seven-day average fell.

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Six additional deaths were also announced on 23 October, bringing the provincial virus-related death toll to 9,845.

A total of 583,931 coronavirus cases are considered resolved, taking the tally to 419.

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More than 27,300 additional tests were completed. Ontario has conducted a total of 18,751,965 tests so far and 13,410 are under investigation.

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The province indicated that the positivity rate for the last day was 1.5 percent, slightly higher than Friday’s report, when it was 1.4 percent, and down from last Saturday’s report, when it was 1.7 percent.

Provincial data showed that 136 people are in intensive care due to COVID-19 (down from 13), of whom 96 are on ventilators (up from two).

Elliott said 120 patients in intensive care have not been fully vaccinated or have unknown immunization status, while 16 have been fully vaccinated.

As of 8 p.m. Friday, Ontario had given 22,365,905 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, an increase of 27,243. Of the latest shots administered, 9,041 were the first dose and 18,202 were the second dose.

In Ontario, 87.8 percent of people over the age of 12 have received at least one vaccine dose and more than 83.7 percent have been fully vaccinated.

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