Ontario reports 848 new COVID-19 cases on Friday

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Ontario reported 848 new COVID-19 cases and 11 more deaths on Friday. (Evan Mitsui/CBC)

Ontario reported another 848 cases of COVID-19 and 11 more deaths linked to the illness on Friday.

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Of the deaths reported today, the Ministry of Health said six had occurred more than a month ago and were added to the daily count due to a “data cleanup.”

The new cases include 166 cases in Toronto, 117 in Peel Region, 77 in York Region, 74 in Windsor-Essex, 53 in Hamilton, 53 in Ottawa and 48 in Durham Region.

Of the cases reported with a known vaccination status:

  • 534, or 62.9​ per cent, were in unvaccinated people.
  • 76, or 8.9 per cent, had a single dose.
  • 189, or 22.3 per cent, had two doses.

Here are some key pandemic indicators and figures for Friday from the Ministry of Health’s daily provincial update:

Seven-day average of daily cases: 729.

Tests completed in the last 24 hours: 28,247.

Provincewide test positivity rate: 3.1 per cent.

Active cases: 6,123.

Patients in ICU with COVID-related illnesses: 177, with 97 needing a ventilator to breathe.

Deaths: 11 more deaths, pushing the death toll to 9,590.

Vaccinations: 35,844 doses of COVID-19 vaccine were administered by public health units on Friday. About 77.7 per cent of eligible Ontarians, or those aged 12 and older, have now had two doses.


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