On Monday, health officials in Ontario are reporting 511 new infections of COVID-19 signifying a slight decrease from the previous days. This is the second day in a row where the province is reporting case coins under 600. On Sunday there were 580, Saturday there were 704 new cases, And on Friday there were 668 new infections. Currently, there are 159 patients being treated for COVID-19 in intensive care units.
The seven-day rolling average dropped to 586 today as it was 621 at this point last week. The Ministry of Health says the positivity rate is at 2.0 per cent as it processed 23,667 tests in the last 24-hour period. According to officials, some hospitals do not report COVID-19 data over the weekend.
The province released its vaccine passport on September 22, making non-essential service available to those who are fully vaccinated. There were 85 new cases in Toronto, 88 cases in Peel Region, 30 cases in York Region, and 26 in Hamilton. Windsor-Essex logged 29 new cases, Niagara Region logged 23, and Ottawa recorded 46 cases.
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