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New COVID-19 cases jump above 600 in Ontario

Ontario is seeing the highest number of new COVID-19 cases since early June.

Friday’s case count soared to 650.  It is the second straight day new cases have been above 500.

Just over 77-percent of today’s new cases are in unvaccinated or partially vaccinated people or people with unknown vaccination status. About 11-percent of the cases are in fully inoculated people.

Sadly, two more people have died from the virus.

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There are 135 patients in intensive care.

Test positivity is now at 2.4-percent.  It was only 2-percent last week.

There are 9.7 million people or 74.4-percent of the population 12 and older fully vaccinated in the province with 82-percent having one dose of a vaccine.

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