Ontario's New COVID-19 Cases Just Spiked Over 500 For The First Time This Summer
The majority of new cases were in unvaccinated individuals.
The Ontario government has just reported the highest number of new COVID-19 cases the province has seen all summer.
Christine Elliott, minister of health, has revealed that the province is reporting 513 new cases on Thursday. Out of these cases, 360 are in unvaccinated individuals and 56 are in partially vaccinated individuals.
113 people are in ICU due to #COVID19. Two are fully vaccinated and 111 are not fully vaccinated or have an unknown vaccination status at this time.\n \nThere are 513 new cases of COVID-19. 360 cases are in unvaccinated individuals and 56 in partially vaccinated individuals.— Christine Elliott (@Christine Elliott) 1628777774
The province hasn't seen case numbers this high since before the first day of summer. On June 13, the government reported 530 new cases.
Despite the rise in cases, Dr. Kieran Moore, chief medical officer of health, says that this is "not a cause for panic."
"I see our cases slowly going up throughout August and then as we move indoors, the case counts will continue to rise," Moore said. "We can anticipate that they will continue to go up, but it is our collective responsibility to avoid a sudden acceleration in cases by getting fully immunized."