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Ontario reports 486 new COVID-19 cases, five more deaths

TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 486 new COVID-19 cases today and five more deaths.

TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 486 new COVID-19 cases today and five more deaths.

The province says 329 of those cases are in individuals who are not fully vaccinated or who have an unknown vaccination status, and 157 are in fully vaccinated individuals.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says there are 164 people in intensive care units with COVID-19, 18 of whom have received both doses of the vaccine.

Of the 242 people hospitalized with COVID-19, 211 are not fully vaccinated or have an unknown vaccination status and 31 are fully vaccinated.

The province says more than 22.2 million vaccine doses have been administered so far.

Nearly 87.4 per cent of Ontarians over the age of 12 have one dose and about 83 per cent have two doses.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 16, 2021.

The Canadian Press