Ontario logs 600 new COVID-19 cases as province reaches new vaccine milestone

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Six hundred new COVID-19 cases have been identified in Ontario on Monday as officials mark a new vaccine milestone in the province.

The new infections mark a significant decrease from the 784 cases on Sunday, 857 cases on Saturday and 848 cases on Friday.

The seven-day average of daily COVID-19 infections now stands at about 717.

With just over 19,100 tests processed in the last 24-hour period, the Ministry of Health says Ontario’s positivity rate is about 3.1 per cent.


Of the 600 new COVID-19 cases reported Monday, 475 are in individuals that are not fully vaccinated or whose status is unknown.

The province also reported an additional six deaths related to the disease on Monday, bringing the total death tally in Ontario to 9,617.

There are 189 patients in Ontario intensive care units being treated for COVID-19.

Health officials say that due to a technical issue, data on overall hospitalizations due to COVID-19 is not available.

Officials say that about 84 per cent of eligible Ontarians aged 12 and up have received at least one dose of a vaccine while 78 per cent are considered fully vaccinated.


The number of people who have received their first dose of COVID-19 continues to increase. As of Monday, more than 11 million people have received their first shot.

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The milestone comes ahead of planned anti-vaccine protests scheduled to take place outside of hospitals across Canada, including in the Greater Toronto Area.

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