New COVID-19 case numbers more than double in Mississauga and Brampton

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Published October 20, 2021 at 3:05 pm

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The number of new COVID-19 cases in Peel Region climbed on Wednesday compared to numbers from the previous day.

According to the Peel Public Health (PHP), Mississauga and Brampton reported 44 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday.

Thirty of those cases were in Mississauga, while Brampton reported another 14. One day earlier, new cases cases in both cities totaled 18.

Data from the province shows the number of unvaccinated Ontarians who contracted COVID-19 on Wednesday more than doubled those who were fully or partially vaccinated.

Of the 304 new cases reported across the province on Wednesday, 198 of those individuals were unvaccinated.

According to PHP, 87.9 per cent of eligible residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 82.5 per cent have received two doses.

With flu vaccinations being made available to all Ontarians starting in November, the province has urged Ontarians to get flu shot along with their COVID-19 vaccinations.

For more information on how to get a COVID-19 vaccine visit www.peelregion.ca.

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