On Tuesday, health officials in Ontario are reporting 441 new infections of COVID-19 signifying a slight decrease from yesterday. There were 480 new cases logged on Monday, 636 new cases on Sunday, and 508 reported on Saturday. Currently, there are at least 159 people in hospitals due to COVID-19 and 69 of them are fully vaccinated.
The seven-day rolling average rose to 492 today as it was at 371 at this point last week. The Ministry of Health says the positivity rate is at 3.1 per cent as it processed over 19,368 tests in the last 24-hour period. Ontario has announced on Monday that 85 per cent of eligible Ontarians aged 12 and up are considered to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
The province released its vaccine passport on September 22, making non-essential service available to those who are fully vaccinated. There were 55 new cases in Toronto, 15 cases in Peel Region, and 30 cases in York Region. Ottawa reported 34 cases, Durham Region logged 17, and all other regions recorded less than 30 new cases of the virus.
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