On Thursday, health officials in Ontario are reporting 438 new infections of COVID-19 signifying an increase from yesterday. Ontario has seen a total of 601,524 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. Currently, there are 146 patients being treated for COVID-19 in Ontario hospitals and 56 are fully vaccinated.
The seven-day rolling average increased to 383 today as it was at 366 at this point last week. The Ministry of Health says the positivity rate is at 1.7 per cent as it processed over 32,129 tests in the last 24-hour period. Out of the total cases reported today, 279 of them were in individuals who are either not fully vaccinated, partially vaccinated, or have an unknown status. There were 159 cases in people who were fully vaccinated.
The province released its vaccine passport on September 22, making non-essential service available to those who are fully vaccinated. There were 72 new cases in Toronto, 26 cases in Peel Region, Niagara Region logged 40, and 37 cases in York Region. Labs confirmed 501 schools have at least one case of COVID-19 across Ontario’s 4,844 schools.
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