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Saturday, December 9, 2023

There are 3,301 new COVID-19 cases and four deaths reported in Ontario

Ontario's reports 3,301 new COVID-19 cases and four new deaths

Key takeaways:

  • In addition to the four new cases reported today, officials have recorded four more deaths, bringing the total number of COVID-19-related deaths to 10,111.

On Saturday, Ontario health officials reported 3,301 new cases of COVID-19.

Officials have recorded four new deaths in addition to the new cases reported today, bringing the total number of COVID-19-related deaths in the province to 10,111.

The seven-day rolling average in Ontario is now 2,156, up from 1,194 at the same time last week.

Officials recorded 3,124 new cases on Friday, 2,421 new cases on Thursday, and 1,808 new cases on Wednesday, leading to today’s case count.

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The Ministry of Health reports that the positivity rate in the province is around 8.9%, based on 54,407 tests processed in the last 24 hours.

718 cases involved:

  • People those are unvaccinated.
  • 104 cases involved people who were partially vaccinated.
  • 141 cases involved people whose vaccination status was unknown.

The remaining 2,338 infections occurred in people who had received all of their vaccines.

According to health experts, as many people get both of their shots, the number of COVID-19 infections found in fully vaccinated people will naturally rise. Vaccination helps to reduce the risk of COVID-19-related severe symptoms and hospitalization.

According to the province, at least 382 people have been admitted to hospitals due to COVID-19. 189 people were admitted to the hospital in the last 24 hours, with 121 of them being unvaccinated, nine being partially vaccinated, and 88 being fully vaccinated.

COVID-19 has put 154 patients in intensive care, according to the province.

As of Saturday, the province had determined that 1,207 more cases of the virus had been resolved, bringing the total number of recovered patients in Ontario to 617,773.

With today’s report, Ontario now has 645,766 lab-confirmed cases, including deaths and recoveries.

Ontario's reports 3,301 new COVID-19 cases and four new deaths
Ontario’s reports 3,301 new COVID-19 cases and four new deaths. Image from CP24

On Friday, the province declared new health and safety measures to stop the Omicron variant from spreading.

Indoor gatherings will shrink from 25 to 10 people starting at 12:01 a.m. on Sunday. The number of people who can gather outside will be reduced to 25.

Furthermore, 50 percent capacity limits are reintroduced in most indoor settings across Ontario. This category includes restaurants and bars, personal care services, retailers, and shopping malls.


In the Greater Toronto Area, officials reported 851 fresh cases in Toronto, 246 new cases in Peel, 242 new cases in York, 189 new cases in Halton, and 150 new cases in Durham.

Outside of the GTA, Hamilton (139), Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (144), Middlesex-London (126), Ottawa (256), Waterloo (109), and Simcoe-Muskoka (109) all reported more than 100 new infections (186).

According to the province’s epidemiology report, 433 children under 12 were among the 3,301 new infections reported on Saturday.

According to the province, there were also 316 cases in young people aged 12 to 19 and 1,444 cases in people aged 20 to 39.


According to the province, 11,355,707 people in Ontario have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and are now fully immune to the virus.

Officials say 168,923 doses of the vaccine were administered to residents of Ontario in the last 24 hours.

Since the rollout began last year, the province has administered over 25.1 million vaccine doses.

Source: CTV News

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