Ontario reports 704 new COVID-19 cases, seven new deaths

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TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 704 cases of COVID-19 today along with seven more deaths linked to the virus.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says 506 of today's new cases are in people who are not fully vaccinated or have an unknown immunization status.

She says 198 of the latest infections are among fully vaccinated people.

Elliot says 274 patients are hospitalized because of COVID-19, with 162 in intensive care because of the virus.

That number includes 110 people on ventilators.

The ministry says 86.3 per cent of Ontarians over the age of 12 have received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 81.2 per cent are fully immunized with two shots.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 2, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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