Ontario reports 636 COVID-19 cases, according to its latest report released Sunday morning, the highest daily increase in a month.
This is about 50 percent more than last Sunday, and the most since October 9, when the province announced 654 cases.
Two more deaths were also reported.
Ontario has administered 12,754 doses of vaccines since its last daily update, with 22,606,903 vaccines administered in total as of 8 p.m. Saturday night.
According to Star’s vaccine tracker, 11,528,900 people in Ontario have received at least one injection. That’s roughly 88.4 percent of the eligible population 12 and older, and the equivalent of 77.6 percent of the total population, including those who are not yet eligible for the vaccine.
The province says 11,078,003 people have completed their vaccinations, meaning they have received both doses. That works out to just under 85 percent of the eligible population ages 12 and older, and the equivalent of 74 percent of the total population, including those who are not yet eligible for the vaccine.
The province now includes data reflecting hospitalizations and cases by vaccination status. Ontario cautions that the process may cause discrepancies between other hospitalization numbers that are collected through a different process, and that the data may not match daily COVID-19 case counts.
The province reports that 325 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in unvaccinated people, 15 were partially vaccinated, and 248 cases were fully vaccinated. Again, the province cautions that the data may not match daily COVID case counts because records with a missing or invalid health card number cannot be linked.
The province says data on hospitalizations by vaccination status will not be updated on Sundays and Mondays due to incomplete weekend reports.
The seven-day average is 468 cases per day.
The province says 27,146 tests were completed the day before and a two percent positivity rate.
There are currently 93 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the province, with 126 in intensive care and 67 on ventilators.
Locally, there are 60 cases in Toronto, 41 in Peel, and 49 in York.
Meanwhile, the province reports that there are no new deaths in long-term care, so the number of residents who have died remains the same at 4,022.
These data are self-reported by long-term care homes to the Ministry of Long-Term Care. The daily case and death figures may not immediately match the figures published by local public health units due to delays in reporting time.
There are two more confirmed cases of the Alpha variant first detected in the UK, for a cumulative total of 146,513 cases.
There are no new Ontario cases of the Beta variant first detected in South Africa, for a cumulative total of 1,503 cases.
There are no new cases of the Gamma variant that were found for the first time in Brazil, for a cumulative total of 5,231 cases.
There are 257 more cases of the Delta variant detected for the first time in India, for a cumulative total of 21,709 cases.