Ontario reports close to 11,000 COVID-19 cases, 42 additional deaths

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Ontario is reporting close to 11,000 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and 42 additional deaths due to the virus over 24-hour period.

Christine Elliott, the Minister of Health of Ontario, said the health authorities identified 10,964 new cases on Friday.

Elliott further added that 3,814 people are hospitalized due to COVID-19 in Ontario.

She also added that 53% were admitted to the hospital for COVID-19 and 47% were admitted for other reasons but have tested positive for COVID-19.

80% of patients admitted to the ICU were admitted for COVID-19 and 20% were admitted for other reasons but have tested positive for COVID-19, Elliott said, adding that the seven-day rolling average of patients with COVID-19 in ICU is 463.

Individuals who are fully vaccinated represent 78.2% of Ontario’s total population and account for 185 of Ontario’s 527 ICU admissions, Elliott said.

Meanwhile, Elliott, said in Ontario, 29,180,320 vaccine doses have been administered, with over 163,000 doses administered yesterday. 91.3% of Ontarians 12+ have one dose and 88.6% have two doses.

The Ontario Health on Thursday reported 9,909 new cases of COVID-19 over a 24 hour period.

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