Ontario reports 865 new cases of COVID


TORONTO – Ontario is reporting 865 new cases of COVID-19 and 14 new deaths linked to the virus.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says 692 of the new diagnoses are in people who are not fully vaccinated or whose vaccination status is unknown.

The remaining 173 cases are in fully vaccinated patients.

Government data shows 320 Ontarians are hospitalized due to COVID-19, with 162 in the ICU and 105 on a ventilator.

Elliott says 292 of those hospitalized are not fully vaccinated or have an unknown vaccination status.

She says roughly 83 per cent of Ontarians aged 12 and older have at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and 76.6 per cent are fully vaccinated.