Ontario reports 744 new cases of COVID-19, 24 deaths, nearly 173,000 vaccinations

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TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 744 new cases of COVID-19 and 24 more deaths linked to the virus today.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says there are 181 new cases in Toronto, 123 in Peel Region, 31 in Durham Region and 51 in the Waterloo region.

She says there are also 61 new cases in Hamilton and 48 in the Porcupine Health Unit region.

The Ministry of Health says 625 people are hospitalized with COVID-19, with  516 patients in intensive care and 362 on a ventilator.

Today’s data is based on more than 27,800 completed tests.

Ontario says 172,855 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine were administered since Friday’s report for a total of more than 9.8 million doses.

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