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Ontario reports 857 new cases of COVID-19, 15 new virus-related deaths

TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 857 new cases of COVID-19 today and 15 deaths linked to the virus. The province says seven of those deaths took place more than a month ago and are now being added to the provincial tally after a data cleanup.

TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 857 new cases of COVID-19 today and 15 deaths linked to the virus. 

The province says seven of those deaths took place more than a month ago and are now being added to the provincial tally after a data cleanup.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says 646 of the latest infections are in people not fully vaccinated or whose immunization status is unknown. 

Elliott says of the 363 people hospitalized with COVID-19, 321 are not fully vaccinated or have an unknown vaccination status while 42 are fully inoculated.

She says 180 people are in intensive care because of the virus, including 15 people who are fully vaccinated. 

The Ministry of Health says nearly 84.3 per cent of Ontarians over the age of 12 have received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, while 77.9 per cent have received two shots. 

A total of 21,138,345 vaccine doses have been administered in Ontario.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 11, 2021.

The Canadian Press