Ontario reported 687 new COVID cases, just under half were persons with an unknown vaccination status. With three additional deaths reported, reached a grim milestone of 10,000 deaths since the pandemic began. During that time more than 618,000 Ontarians contracted COVID. Of the 266 who are in hospital 82 percent are nor fully vaccinated or have an unknown vaccination status.
153 people are in ICU due to COVID19. 134 are not fully vaccinated or have an unknown vaccination status and 19 are fully vaccinated.
With more than 21,000 tests conducted the positivity rate is three percent. There were 27,000 vaccinations administered, the highest single-day vaccination total in six weeks. Nearly 89.9% of Ontarians 12-plus have one dose and nearly 86.4% have two doses.
Hamilton Public Health reported 11 cases of COVID for a seven-day average case count of 21. There are 16 COVID patients in Hamilton hospitals. Halton has 35 new cases-24 of them in Oakville and Milton. There are nine in hospital. There were no new deaths reported at either local health unit.