Ontario COVID-19 cases see decline, province reports 9,418 new infections

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TORONTO — Ontario saw a dip in new COVID-19 infections Monday following record-breaking numbers on Christmas Day.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says Ontario reported 9,418 new cases of COVID-19.

The province reported 10,412 COVID-19 cases on Christmas Day, and 9,826 infections Boxing Day.

Elliott says 480 people are in hospital because of COVID-19 while 176 are in intensive care.

She says the seven-day rolling average of COVID-19 related patients in intensive care is 168, and adds that not all hospitals report numbers on weekends.

Elliot says 88 per cent of eligible Ontarians aged 12 and older have got two shots of the COVID-19 vaccine while 90.7 per cent have the first dose.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 27, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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