On Tuesday, health officials in Ontario are reporting 476 new infections of COVID-19 signifying a slight increase from yesterday. This is the fourth day in a row where the province is reporting case counts under 600. On Tuesday there were 429 new cases, Monday officials reported 511 new cases, and Sunday there were 580. Currently, there are 156 patients being treated for COVID-19 in intensive care units.
The seven-day rolling average dropped to 573 today as it was 610 at this point last week. The Ministry of Health says the positivity rate is at 1.7 per cent as it processed 39,460 tests in the last 24-hour period. According to officials, some hospitals do not report COVID-19 data over the weekend. There are currently 280 people in hospitals due to COVID-19 and 46 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 84 new cases in Toronto, 39 cases in Peel Region, 44 cases in York Region, and 33 in Hamilton. Durham Region logged 21 new cases, Ottawa reported 22 and all other regions reported less than 20.
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