Ontario reports 1,009 new COVID-19 cases, eight deaths on Wednesday

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Published December 8, 2021 at 10:36 am

TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 1,009 new COVID-19 cases and eight deaths from the virus today.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says 443 of the new cases are in people who aren’t fully vaccinated and 64 people have unknown vaccination status. 

There are 155 patients in intensive care due to COVID-related critical illness, including 97 people on ventilators.

Elliott said 131 of the intensive care COVID-19 patents were not fully vaccinated or had an unknown vaccination status.

As of Tuesday there were two COVID-19 patients from Saskatchewan in Ontario hospitals, with one of them in intensive care. 

Provincial data show that 85 per cent of residents aged five and older have at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and 80 per cent have received both shots.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 8, 2021.

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