Ontario reports 661 new COVID-19 cases, six more related deaths

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Ontario is reporting 661 new COVID-19 cases and six more virus-related deaths today.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says 388 of the latest people to contract the infection are not fully vaccinated or have an unknown immunization status.

She says 273 cases involve those who are fully vaccinated.

There are 131 patients in intensive care with COVID-related critical illness, including 118 who are not fully immunized or have an unknown vaccination status.

The province says 85 per cent of residents aged 12 and older have received both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and 88 per cent have at least one shot.

The numbers come after the latest pandemic projections from the Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table, which indicate intensive care occupancy will likely rise in Ontario over the coming months, along with a steady growth in cases.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 13, 2021.

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This story was produced with the financial assistance of the Facebook and Canadian Press News Fellowship.

The Canadian Press

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