Ontario’s COVID case count surpasses 600 for the first time since October 9

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TORONTO – Ontario today reports 636 new COVID-19 cases, along with two more virus-related deaths

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It is the first time since October 9 that the daily case count has exceeded 600.

The seven-day average of new cases has risen in recent days after having declined sharply from a fourth wave peak in early September.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said 388 of the new cases are among people who are not fully vaccinated or have unknown immunization status, while the other 248 involve people who are fully vaccinated.

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The number of patients in intensive care dropped slightly to 126, although not all hospitals report weekends.

As of Saturday, several groups of high-risk Ontario residents are eligible for a booster shot, including those 70 and older, healthcare workers or essential caregivers in congregated settings, people who received two doses of AstraZeneca vaccine or one dose of AstraZeneca vaccine. shot by Johnson & Johnson, and First Nations, Inuit and Metis adults and non-Indian household members.


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