Ontario reported over 700 additional COVID-19 cases and five more deaths on Saturday.
728 new infections were reported today, down from 793 on Friday but up from 661 a week earlier, according to provincial health officials.
On Tuesday, 481 additional instances were reported, followed by 512 on Wednesday, and 711 on Thursday.
The seven-day rolling average is presently at 635, up from 559 just a week ago.
In the most recent cases, 370 people were found to be unvaccinated, 17 to be partially vaccinated, 287 to be fully vaccinated, and 54 to be unvaccinated.
To date, over 88 per cent of eligible Ontarians aged 12 years and up have received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 85 per cent have received two doses and are considered fully vaccinated.
On Friday, Health Canada approved Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children aged five to 11.
The province is expected to roll out doses to children starting next week.
Another 500 people recovered from the virus in the past 24 hours, resulting in 5,317 active cases across the province.
The Ministry of Health says the five deaths reported today occurred in the last month.
The province’s virus-related death toll now stands at 9,964.
Ontario labs processed 30,138 tests in the past 24 hours, producing a positivity rate of 2.3 per cent, compared to 2.4 per cent a week ago, according to the ministry.
Toronto (89), Simcoe Muskoka (63), Sudbury and surrounding areas (60), Waterloo (49), and Peel Region (49) are the public health units that reported the highest cases today (45).
According to the ministry, 283 individuals with the condition are now hospitalized in Ontario hospitals.
According to Health Minister Christine Elliott, 215 of those admitted to the hospital have not been fully vaccinated or have an uncertain vaccination status, while 68 have been fully vaccinated.
The ministry claims data on ICU occupancy is now unavailable due to a technical issue.
Since January 2020, there have been 610,950 lab-confirmed coronavirus cases and 595,669 coronavirus recoveries in Ontario.
Source_ The Canadian Press