Ontario reports 443 new COVID-19 cases, of those, 80 are in Mississauga, Brampton

Published October 17, 2021 at 11:11 am

Ontario is reporting 443 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Sunday (Oct. 17) and no new virus-related deaths.

According to health minister, Christine Elliott, 288 cases are in individuals who are not fully vaccinated or have an unknown vaccination status and 155 are in fully vaccinated individuals.

Data shared on the province’s COVID-19 website is reporting that Durham Region has 18 new cases as of Sunday, Peel has 80, Hamilton is reporting 26, Halton has 14 and the Niagara Region is reporting 11 new cases.

Across the province, 22,231,210 vaccine doses have been administered and 87.4 per cent of eligible Ontarians 12 years of age and older have one dose and nearly 83.1 per cent have two doses.

Currently, 155 people are hospitalized in Ontario with the virus, and 164 people are in ICU due to COVID-19.

In the meantime, individuals with birthdays in the months of September to December can download their enhanced vaccine certificate with official QR code on Sunday.

Premier Doug Ford made the announcement on Friday that all Ontario residents will have digital access to their vaccination certificates as of 6 a.m. on Monday (Oct. 18).

The digital certificates are available for download on the province’s proof of vaccination portal. Individuals can also call the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900 to have their enhanced vaccine certificate emailed or mailed to them directly.

Under Ontario’s vaccine certificate program, only those who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or have a valid medical exemption from a doctor, can access certain settings, such as theatres, nightclubs and restaurant dining rooms.

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