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Ontario reports 661 new COVID-19 cases, highest case count in the past month

Ontario is reporting 661 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the total case count in the province to 606,507.

This is the highest case count in the last month.

The seven-day average has climbed to 559 compared to last Saturday where the average was recorded at 426.

Six more deaths were recorded on Saturday, bringing the provincial death toll to 9,927.

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The Ministry of Health reported that out of 661 reported cases, 315 were among those who are unvaccinated, 22 were among those who are partially vaccinated and 51 were those with an unknown vaccination status. The remaining 273 of the cases were reported among people who are fully vaccinated.

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According to the data, 263 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 (up by 56 from Friday), 131 people are in the ICU (up by 1 from Friday) with 78 people on a ventilator (up by 6 from Friday).

For those in general hospital wards with COVID-19, 78 were unvaccinated, 16 were partially vaccinated and 69 were fully vaccinated. For those in ICUs, 64 were unvaccinated while 3 were partially vaccinated and 13 were fully vaccinated.

According to the latest provincial data, 86 cases were recorded in Toronto, 54 in York Region, 49 in Ottawa, and 43 in Windsor-Essex. All other public health units recorded under 40 cases.

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Within the last 24 hours, 26,456 tests were completed. Test positivity hit 2.4 per cent. This is an increase from last Saturday’s rate of 1.9 per cent.

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In Ontario, more than 11 million people among the eligible population (85.4 per cent) age 12 and higher are fully vaccinated. At least 88.7 per cent of the eligible population have received at least one dose.

Over 18,000 doses were administered in the last 24 hours. More than 22.6 million doses have been administered since the rollout of vaccines began last year.

The province also reported 469 cases were deemed resolved Saturday. The total number of resolved cases in this province is recorded at 591,994.

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