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    On Tuesday, health officials in Ontario are reporting 429 new infections of COVID-19 signifying a slight decrease from the previous days. This is the third day in a row where the province is reporting case coins under 600. Monday officials reported 511 new cases, Sunday there were 580, and Saturday there were 704 new cases. Currently, there are 155 patients being treated for COVID-19 in intensive care units.

    The seven-day rolling average dropped to 576 today as it was 605 at this point last week. The Ministry of Health says the positivity rate is at 1.8 per cent as it processed 25,441 tests in the last 24-hour period. According to officials, some hospitals do not report COVID-19 data over the weekend. There are currently 277 people in hospitals due to COVID-19 and 41 of the patients are fully vaccinated.

    The province released its vaccine passport on September 22, making non-essential service available to those who are fully vaccinated. There were 108 new cases in Toronto, 55 cases in Peel Region, 29 cases in York Region, and 23 in Hamilton. Durham Region logged 13 new cases, Ottawa reported 23 and all other regions reported less than 20.

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