Ontario Reports More Than 800 COVID-19 Cases, 10 Additional Deaths | The Canadian News

Ontario reported 821 COVID-19 cases on Saturday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 578,869.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said that of the new cases, 621 involve people who are not fully vaccinated or have unknown vaccination status, while 200 are fully vaccinated people.

For comparison, 857 cases were reported last Saturday.

An additional ten deaths were also announced on September 18, bringing the number of provincial deaths related to the virus to 9,647. Authorities said the 10 new deaths occurred in the past month.

A total of 562,827 coronavirus cases are considered resolved, representing an increase of 655.

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More than 30,700 additional tests were completed. Ontario has completed a total of 17,699,212 tests and 17,473 remain under investigation.

The province indicated that the positivity rate for the last day was 2.5 percent, which is slightly higher than Friday’s report when it was 2.4 percent, and below last Saturday’s report, when it was 3.5 percent.

Provincial figures showed that there are 185 people in intensive care due to COVID-19 (decreased by nine), 126 of whom are on a ventilator (decreased by seven).

Elliott said that of those in intensive care, 174 patients are either not fully vaccinated or have unknown vaccination status, while 11 are fully vaccinated.

As of 8 p.m. Friday, 21,357,675 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine had been administered in Ontario, representing an increase of 39,210. Of these, 15,203 were first doses and 24,007 were second doses.

In Ontario, nearly 85 percent of people age 12 and older have received at least one dose of vaccine and nearly 78.9 percent are fully vaccinated.

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