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People wear masks to protect them from the COVID-19 virus in Kingston, Ontario, on Feb. 10, 2021.Lars Hagberg/The Canadian Press

Ontario is reporting more than 1,000 new cases of COVID-19 for the second day in a row, while Quebec is reporting another jump in COVID-19 cases with 1,512 infections and one further death attributed to the virus.

Ontario province logged 1,053 new cases today and added eight deaths to the overall tally.

Provincial Health Minister Christine Elliott says 494 of the new cases are among people who are not fully vaccinated, while 60 involve individuals with an unknown immunization status.

There are 284 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Ontario, including 160 people who are in intensive care units.

Of those in ICUs, 136 people are not fully vaccinated or have an unknown immunization status.

Provincial data shows 84.4 per cent of Ontarians aged five and older have at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 80.5 per cent are fully vaccinated.

Meanwhile, Quebec’s Health Department says 225 people are hospitalized, a drop of five, including 60 people listed in intensive care, an increase of three patients.

The province hasn’t reported more than 1,500 daily infections since mid-April, and the seven-day average for new cases is 1,089.

More than half of the new cases were among people who were either unvaccinated or less than two weeks removed from receiving their first dose of vaccine.

Quebec has reported 453,380 COVID-19 cases and 11,586 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

Due to a technical error, the province was not able to provide an update on vaccinations today.

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