Ontario reports 373 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday

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About 83.7 per cent of eligible Ontarians, those aged 12 and older, have now had two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. (Evan Mitsui/CBC - image credit)
About 83.7 per cent of eligible Ontarians, those aged 12 and older, have now had two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. (Evan Mitsui/CBC - image credit)

Ontario reported 373 new cases of COVID-19 and the deaths of six more people with the illness on Saturday.

The seven-day average of daily cases stands at 389, and the additional deaths pushed the official toll to 9,845.

With case counts, hospitalizations and ICU admissions stabilizing, Ontario plans to lift all COVID-19 public health measures by the end of March.

Premier Doug Ford said on Friday that his long-term plan for managing the virus starts on Monday, when capacity limits will be lifted at restaurants, bars and gyms.

Here are some key pandemic indicators and figures from the government's daily provincial update:

Tests completed: 27,302.

Provincewide test positivity rate: 1.5 per cent.

Active cases: 3,369.

Patients in ICU with COVID-related illnesses: 136; 96 needed a ventilator.

Vaccinations: 27,243 doses were administered by public health units on Friday. About 83.7 per cent of eligible Ontarians, those aged 12 and older, have now had two doses of vaccine.

Ontario: New daily cases of COVID-19

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