On Thursday, health officials in Ontario are reporting 587 new infections of COVID-19 signifying an increase from yesterday. This is the fifth day in a row where the province is reporting case counts under 600. On Wednesday there were 476 new cases, Tuesday officials reported 429 new cases, and Monday there were 511.
The seven-day rolling average dropped to 565 today as it was 574 at this point last week. The Ministry of Health says the positivity rate is at 1.7 per cent as it processed 37,000 tests in the last 24-hour period. There are currently 279 people in hospitals due to COVID-19 and 149 patients in intensive care units.
The province released its vaccine passport on September 22, making non-essential service available to those who are fully vaccinated. There were 114 new cases in Toronto, 55 cases in Peel Region, and 42 cases in York Region. Windsor-Essex logged 45 new cases, Ottawa reported 32 and all other municipalities reported less than 30.
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