Ontario reports over 700 COVID-19 cases, the highest since late September

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The Ontario Health on Thursday reported over 700 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19, the highest cases reported in a day since September 24, when the province reported 727 cases over a 24-hour period.

Ontario’s Minister of Health, Christine Elliott, said the health authorities identified 711 new cases in the past 24 hours.

Elliott further added that 297 of the new cases were identified in individuals who are not fully vaccinated or those who have an unknown vaccination status.

She also added that the remaining 314 cases were identified in fully vaccinated individuals.

Furthermore, Elliott, said 278 people are hospitalized due to COVID-19, including 206 partially vaccinated individuals.

According to Elliott, 129 people are in Intensive Care Unit, including 112 individuals who are not fully vaccinated and 17 fully vaccinated individuals.

The Ontario Health also reported 5 additional deaths due to the virus in the past 24 hours.

In Ontario, 22,762,199 vaccine doses have been administered. 88.8% of Ontarians 12+ have one dose and 85.7% have two doses, Elliott added.

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