Ontario's daily COVID-19 case count rises higher with 722 new infections, two deaths

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TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 722 cases of COVID-19 today and two new deaths linked to the virus.

The latest figures mark the first time since June that the daily tally has passed the 700 mark.

Health minister Christine Elliott says 564 of the latest infections are among people who are either not fully immunized or have an unknown vaccination status.

She says 158 cases are in people who are fully inoculated with two doses of vaccine.

The province says there are 178 patients currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 with 141 of them in intensive care, but notes that figure may increase in the coming days as 10 per cent of hospitals don't report data on weekends.

Elliott says 82 per cent of Ontarians over the age of 12 have received one dose of vaccine and slightly under 75 per cent have received two.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 22, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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