Ontario is reporting 373 new COVID-19 cases Saturday and six more deaths linked to the virus, while Quebec is reporting 451 new cases and four additional deaths.
Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott says 264 cases are among people who are not fully vaccinated or have an unknown immunization status. She says 109 of the latest patients are fully vaccinated. The numbers are based on 27,302 completed tests.
The province says 136 people are in intensive care with COVID-related critical illness, including 96 people on ventilators.
The province adds 88 per cent of Ontario residents aged 12 and older have one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 84 per cent have received both shots.
With case counts, hospitalizations and ICU admissions stabilizing, Ontario plans to lift all COVID-19 public health measures by the end of March.
Premier Doug Ford said Friday his long-term plan for managing the virus starts Monday, when capacity limits will be lifted at restaurants, bars and gyms.
Hospitalizations in Quebec declined for a fifth straight day, with an overall drop of five to 255. The number of people in intensive care remained unchanged at 68.
Health authorities say 3,447 first doses and 6,133 second shots of COVID-19 vaccines were administered since the last update.
About 90 per cent of eligible Quebec residents 12 and over have received at least one dose of a vaccine, and about 86 per cent are fully vaccinated.
The province completed 28,093 COVID-19 tests in the previous 24 hours.
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