Province reports highest COVID-19 cases in over half a year, over 100 in Mississauga and Brampton

Published December 11, 2021 at 11:27 am

The province is reporting 1,607 new COVID-19 cases today, Dec. 11 (up 154 from yesterday) and five more deaths, with the seven-day case average rising to 1,194.

It’s the highest daily case count since the province reported 1,691 cases on May 23, 2021.

There are 247 new cases in Toronto, 103 in Peel (Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon), 96 in York, 73 in Halton, 66 in Niagara Region, 56 in Durham, and 55 in Hamilton.

“Individuals who are not fully vaccinated represent 23.1% of Ontario’s total population & amount to 654 of Ontario’s 1,607 new reported cases,” said Health Minister Christine Elliott. “89 cases are in individuals with an unknown vaccination status.”

146 people are in ICU due to COVID-19, of which 121 are not fully vaccinated or have an unknown vaccination status and 25 are fully vaccinated.

24,387,806 vaccine doses have been administered in Ontario to date, with nearly 90.2% of Ontarians 12+ having received one dose and 87.5% having received two doses.

Starting this week on December 13, the province says individuals 50+ will be eligible to book their COVID-19 vaccine booster dose if at least six months have passed since their last dose.

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