Ontario COVID-19 daily case count rises to over 700; Mississauga and Brampton have 63

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Published August 23, 2021 at 12:32 am

The province is reporting 722 new cases of COVID-19 today, August 22 (up 33 from yesterday) and two new deaths (up one from yesterday), with the seven-day average rising to 564.

This is the province’s most cases since June 5, when it reported 774 cases.

There are 101 new cases in Hamilton, 63 in Peel (Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon), 39 in Durham, 22 in Halton, and 15 in Niagara.

Health Minister Christine Elliott reports that 178 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 and a further 141 people are in ICU.

Of the 722 new cases, 564 cases are in individuals who are not fully vaccinated or have an unknown vaccination status, and 158 are in fully vaccinated individuals

20,466,975 vaccine doses have been administered in Ontario to date, with nearly 82.2% of Ontarians 12+ having one dose and 74.8% having two doses.

Today’s full case data is available at the province’s website.

Editor’s note: This article has been updated to include a correction to Hamilton’s Aug. 22 case total. We regret the error. 

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