Today, Ontario is reporting more than 500 new COVID-19 cases, despite the province’s average daily case count continuing to decline.
Today, 535 new COVID-19 illnesses were reported by provincial health officials, down from 654 on Saturday and 580 a week earlier.
388 (73%) of the new cases identified today are in people who are not fully vaccinated or have an unclear vaccination status, whereas 147 (27%) are among people who are fully vaccinated.
According to the province, 87% of Ontarians aged 12 and up have gotten one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and roughly 82.3 percent have been fully vaccinated.
The rolling seven-day average of new infections is now 538, down from 596 last Sunday.
With 29,755 tests processed over the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Health is reporting a provincewide positivity rate of 1.8 per cent, down from two per cent one week ago.
Today, there were 98 new cases in Toronto, 58 in Ottawa, 45 in Peel Region, 39 in Hamilton, and 35 in Windsor, according to the province.
Today, two more virus-related deaths were verified, bringing the total number of deaths to 9,790.
Virus-related intensive care admissions have dropped again this week, to 153 from 163 the week before.
The number of current COVID-19 cases in Ontario has dropped to 4,586 from 4,983 last Sunday.