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Ontario reports 811 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday

Ontario reported 811 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, the fourth day in a row where cases have been above 800.

About 77.1% of eligible Ontarians now fully vaccinated, province says

Transit riders walk through Victoria Park subway station in Toronto on August 24, 2021. Healthcare providers with East Toronto Health Partners were on site to administer first and second doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines at a pop-up clinic in the station. (Evan Mitsui/CBC)

Ontario reported 811 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, the fourth day in a row where cases have been above 800.

Of the 748 cases with a known vaccination status, there are:

  • 482, or 64.4 per cent, were in unvaccinated people.
  • 98, or 13.1 per cent, had a single dose.
  • 168, or 22.5 per cent, had two doses.

The new cases include 156 in Toronto, 100 in Peel Region, 71 in Hamilton, 68 in Windsor, 59 in York Region, 52 in Ottawa, 46 in Durham Region, and 42 in Niagara Region.

Last Sunday, Ontario recorded 740 infections from roughly the same number of tests.

According to the province's COVID-19 science advisory table, the doubling time for cases has extended to 32 days, up from just eight days in early August.

As of Saturday, there were 266 people with COVID-19 in hospital in Ontario. Of those, 179 were being treated for COVID-related critical illnesses in intensive care.

The Ontario health ministry also reported the deaths of 3 more people with COVID-19. However, it says that, due to a "data clean-up," two of those three being reported on Sunday occurred more than two months ago.

Due to Labour Day, COVID-19 data from Monday will be released on Tuesday.

Here are some other key pandemic indicators and figures from the Ministry of Health's daily provincial update:

Seven-day rolling average of daily cases: 757.

Tests in the last 24 hours: 22,410, with a provincewide positivity rate of 2.9 per cent.

Active cases: 6,536.

Death toll: 9,548.

Vaccinations: 32,450 doses of COVID-19 vaccines were administered by public health units on Saturday. About 77.1 per cent of eligible Ontarians, or those aged 12 and older, have now had two doses. That represents 67.9 per cent of the province's total population.

Ontario Hospital Association President Anthony Dale noted on Sunday that the number of COVID-19 patients in intensive care is steadily increasing. 

"Ontario is now experiencing consistent daily double digit admissions to ICU of patients with COVID-related critical illnesses," Dale said in a tweet.

"If you are eligible and not vaccinated please do so immediately," he added.

On Saturday, Critical Care Services Ontario reported 11 new admissions of COVID-19 patients in intensive care.

With files from Ali Raza

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