Ontario reports 179 COVID-19 cases, 8 deaths; 207K more vaccines administered

Ontario reported 179 COVID-19 cases on Saturday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 546,983.

“Locally, there are 32 new cases in the Region of Waterloo, 27 in Grey Bruce, 23 in Toronto, 21 in Peel Region and 16 in Hamilton,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said.

For comparison, last Saturday 209 cases were reported.

Eight new deaths were also announced on July 10, bringing the provincial virus-related death toll to 9,245.

A total of 536,028 coronavirus cases are considered resolved, which is up by 218.

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Nearly 23,700 additional tests were completed. Ontario has now completed a total of 16,168,825 tests and 8,830 remain under investigation.

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The province indicated that the positivity rate for the last day was 0.6 per cent, which is down slightly from Friday’s report when it was 0.7 per cent, and down from last Saturday’s report when it was 1.0 per cent.

Provincial figures showed there are 197 people in intensive care due to COVID-19 (down by five), 134 of whom are on a ventilator (down by nine).

As of 8 p.m. Friday, 16,827,434 COVID-19 vaccine doses had been administered in Ontario, marking an increase of 207,507. Of those, 186,664 were second doses.

More than 79 per cent of adults aged 18-plus in Ontario have received at least one vaccine dose and 54 per cent are fully vaccinated.

More to come.

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