COVID-19: Ontario reports 848 new cases, 11 deaths

The seven-day average for new cases has dropped in the past week


Ontario is reporting another 848 new COVID-19 cases on September 10, but the seven-day average has dropped in the past week.

The moving average for new infections is 729, up from 723 yesterday but down slightly compared with 732 this time last week. There were 798 new cases on Thursday and 554 on Wednesday.

Of today’s new cases, 659 are people who are not fully vaccinated or have an unknown vaccination status and 189 are fully vaccinated, the Ministry of Health said.

There are now 361 people in hospital, including 331 who are not fully vaccinated or have an unknown vaccination status and 30 who are fully vaccinated.

The province reported 11 deaths on Friday, including six that occurred earlier but were added to today’s count as part of a data cleanup. To date, the virus has killed 9,590 people in Ontario.

Labs in the province processed more than 28,000 tests in the past day, making for a positivity rate of 3.1 per cent. That’s down slightly from 3.2 per cent last Friday.

The total number of confirmed active COVID-19 cases in the province is 6,123 compared with 6,094 this time last week.

Toronto confirmed 166 new infections in the past day. Elsewhere in the GTA, Peel Region reported 117, York Region had 77, Durham Region logged 48 and Halton confirmed 35.

There’s been a slow but continuous rise in the number of people getting vaccinated in Toronto. On Friday, local public health officials said 77.9 per cent of residents 12 and older are fully vaccinated and 83.9 per cent have had one dose.

The city is targeting a full vaccination goal of 90 per cent of residents. To reach that number, approximately 327,000 Torontonians need to get vaccinated. Of those, 162,000 have already received their first dose, the city said on Friday.

That’s an improvement from two days ago when the city’s top doctor said Toronto was 336,000 people away from the 90 per cent goal. Of those, 164,000 people had one shot already.

Across Ontario, 84.1 per cent of eligible residents 12 and up have had one dose and nearly 77.7 per cent have two doses.

New COVID-19 cases in Ontario on September 10

The following regions reported five or more new COVID-19 cases:

Toronto = 166

Peel Region = 117

York Region = 77

Windsor-Essex = 74

City of Hamilton = 53

Ottawa = 52

Durham Region = 48

Halton Region = 35

Simcoe Muskoka = 27

Region of Waterloo = 26

Niagara Region = 24

Eastern Ontario = 21

Chatham-Kent = 21

Middlesex-London = 19

Huron Perth = 10

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph = 10

Algoma = 8

Sudbury & Districts = 7

Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington = 7

Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge = 6

Brant County = 6

Haldimand-Norfolk = 5

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