Ontario reporting 650 new COVID-19 cases, its highest count since the first week of June

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Ontario is reporting 650 new COVID-19 cases today. It is the highest number of new cases reported in any single 24-hour period since June 6.

Friday’s high case count comes after the province logged 531 new cases on Thursday, 485 new cases on Wednesday, 348 new cases on Tuesday and 526 new cases on Monday.
The rolling seven-day average now stands at 518.

With 28,635 tests processed in the past 24 hours the positivity rate in the province stands at 2.4 per cent.

On Friday, 547 cases involved people who are either unvaccinated, partially vaccinated or their vaccination status remained unknown. The remaining 103 infections involved people who are fully vaccinated.

The ministry says that there are now 135 people in intensive care. Of those people, only five are fully vaccinated. The rest are either unvaccinated, partially vaccinated or their vaccination status is unknown.

There are also 197 COVID-19 patients in hospitals outside of intensive care. That number is up from 136 at this point last week.

Of the 650 cases reported on Friday, 136 are in Toronto, 113 in Peel Region, 63 in York Region, 58 in Windsor-Essex, 55 in Hamilton, 39 in Middlesex-London, 25 in Durham Region and 19 in Halton Region. There were also another two deaths reported.

 

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