On Tuesday, health officials in Ontario are reporting 466 new infections of COVID-19 signifying a slight decrease from the previous days. On Monday there were 616, Sunday there were 654 new cases, on Saturday there were 640 new infections. This is the fourth day in a row where the province is reporting cases under 700 and there are 180 patients in intensive care units.
The seven-day rolling average dropped to 605 today as it was 710 at this point last week. The Ministry of Health says the positivity rate is at 2.1 per cent as it processed 23,785 tests in the last 24-hour period. 347 of the new cases today were among those who are not vaccinated, partially vaccinated, or have an unknown status. Also, 119 of the cases were found in people who are 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 138 new cases in Toronto, 39 cases in Peel Region, 21 cases in York Region, and 25 in Hamilton. Windsor-Essex logged 31 new cases, Niagara Region logged 25, and Ottawa recorded 31 cases.
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