COVID-19 Ontario: 964 new infections recorded, highest single-day total of cases reported in months
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TORONTO – Ontario health officials are reporting 964 new cases of COVID-19, marking the highest number of infections reported in a single day since May 30, when 1,033 cases were identified.
Sunday’s report brings the seven-day average of the number of COVID-19 cases reported in the province to 760. This time last week, that number was 645.
Of the cases recorded today, 498 were found in unvaccinated individuals, 396 were fully vaccinated individuals and 21 cases were recorded in partially vaccinated individuals. The vaccination status of the remaining 49 cases is unknown.
Health Minister Christine Elliott said there are 122 people hospitalized with COVID-19 and 135 people are in intensive care with the disease. However, no information on vaccination of hospitalized people was provided.
Ontario recorded 854 cases of the novel coronavirus on Saturday and 927 cases on Friday, which is the highest single-day total reported since early September.
Laboratories across Ontario processed 29,692 COVID-19 tests in the past 24 hours, bringing the positivity rate to 3.2%.
Since the start of the pandemic, Ontario has recorded 617,015 laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 600,537 recoveries and 9,994 deaths, one of which has been reported since yesterday.
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The numbers used in this story can be found in the Ontario Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 Daily Epidemiological Summary. The number of cases for a city or region may differ slightly from what is reported by the province, as local units report the numbers at different times. Health experts have said the number of COVID-19 infections identified in fully vaccinated individuals will naturally increase as more people receive their two vaccines.
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