Ontario reported over 20,000 COVID-19 cases over a 48-hour period

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The Ontario Health on Sunday reported that the health authorities identified over 20,000 new cases of COVID-19 over a 48-hour period.

Provincial Health Minister Christine Elliott said 9,826 new cases were identified in Ontario in the past 24 hours.

Elliott further added that 10,412 new cases were identified between Friday and Saturday.

Currently, 373 people are hospitalized in Ontario due to COVID-19, Elliott said, adding that 168 people are being treated in Intensive Care Unit.

She also added that 510 were in hospital due to COVID-19 as of Saturday, including 167 in Intensive Care Unit.

However, Elliott, said the hospitalization numbers are not final as all hospitals do not report on holidays and weekends.

Meanwhile, Elliott, said 26,449,368 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ontario so far. Around 90.7% of Ontarians 12+ have one dose and 88.0% have two doses.

A total of over 106,000 doses were administered on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

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