News Ontario adds 711 new COVID-19 cases, five new deaths SHARE ON: Ashley Roberts, staff Thursday, Nov. 18th, 2021 (Supplied by Pixabay) Ontario is reporting its highest number of new COVID-19 cases since late September. The province added 711 new diagnoses on Thursday with 49 per cent in unvaccinated and partially vaccinated people. Forty-four per cent are in fully vaccinated people. Five new deaths were recorded while test positivity is at 2 per cent. Across Ontario, 511 people are in the hospital with COVID-19.