On Wednesday, health officials in Ontario are reporting 512 new infections of COVID-19 signifying a slight increase from yesterday. There were 481 new cases logged on Tuesday, 552 new cases logged on Monday, and 666 new cases on Sunday. Currently, there are 274 patients in hospitals due to COVID-19 and 133 patients are being treated in intensive care units.
The seven-day rolling average rose to 587 today as it was at 502 at this point last week. The Ministry of Health says the positivity rate is at 2.5 per cent as it processed over 18,965 tests in the last 24-hour period. Of the new cases reported today, 250 involved people who are unvaccinated and 202 infections were in people who 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 54 new cases in Toronto, 26 cases in Peel Region, and 24 cases in York Region. Ottawa reported 43 cases, Windsor-Essex reported 38, and Simcoe-Muskoka logged 49.
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