Ontario sees highest one day COVID case count since September

THE CANADIAN PRESS

Ontario is reporting 711 new COVID-19 cases and five more deaths from the virus today.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says 397 of the infected people are not fully vaccinated or have an unknown vaccination status. She says 314 of the cases are in fully vaccinated people. It’s the highest number of new daily cases since September.

A person under the age of 20 is among 12 new COVID-19 deaths the province reported yesterday.

A spokeswoman for Health Minister Christine Elliott says the government is sending its condolences to the family of the deceased, and won’t offer any more information out of respect for their privacy.

There are 129 patients in intensive care with COVID-related critical illness, including 78 people on ventilators.

The province says 85 per cent of residents aged 12 and older have received both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and 88 per cent have taken at least one shot.

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