Stratford News Ontario adds close to 600 new COVID-19 cases SHARE ON: Casey Kenny, staff Thursday, Oct. 7th, 2021 (Image supplied by Pixabay). Ontario is reporting 587 new COVID-19 cases. Sixty-four per cent of Thursday’s cases are in unvaccinated and partially vaccinated people while 27 per cent are in fully vaccinated people. Five more deaths were recorded. Over 37,000 tests were done over the last day with test positivity at 1.7 per cent.