Ontario reports 340 new COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths

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TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 340 new COVID-19 cases and three new deaths linked to the virus.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says 223 of the latest infections are among those who are not fully vaccinated or whose immunization status is unknown.

She says 117 cases involve fully vaccinated people.

There are 133 patients in intensive care with critical illness related to the virus, including 71 on ventilators.

The case numbers are based on 25,707 completed tests.

The province says 88 per cent of residents aged 12 and older have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, while 84 per cent have received both shots.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 31, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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