Ontario reports four new deaths from COVID-19 on Sunday

Provincial health officials say nearly 90 per cent of Ontarians aged five and older have at least one dose of the vaccine, and 86 per cent are considered fully vaccinated.

Ontario is reporting four additional deaths from COVID-19 on Sunday.

Among the newly reported deaths, the Health Ministry said one occurred more than a month ago and was added to Sunday’s totals as part of a data cleanup . The number of Ontarians who have died from COVID-19 now stands at 12,401.

Provincial health officials say 553 are hospitalized due to COVID, however, that number is underreported because not all hospitals submit their data on weekends. The number of admissions had climbed 13% over the past week.

The number of patients in intensive care remained stable at 157, including 93 on ventilators.

Ottawa Public Health no longer reports COVID-19 numbers on weekends.

Health officials reported 2,215 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday.

The province has conducted 16,066 tests in the past 24 hours for a positivity rate of 12.2%.

A total of 10,358 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were administered on Saturday, including 5,262 booster shots. Provincial health officials say nearly 90% of residents aged five and older have at least one dose of the vaccine, and 86% are considered fully vaccinated.

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