Ontario recorded 580 new COVID-19 cases and two new deaths, as the province’s seven-day rolling average continued its sluggish fall that began in September on Sunday.
On Saturday, 704 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Ontario, compared to 668 on Friday.
On Sunday, the seven-day rolling average of new cases dropped to 596, down from 607 on Saturday and 620 a week earlier.
According to the Ministry of Health, 334 of today’s cases involve persons who are unvaccinated or just partially vaccinated, 173 involve people who are completely vaccinated, and 73 involve people whose vaccination status is unknown.
Cases among not fully vaccinated people make up 58 per cent of Sunday’s caseload despite representing only 29 per cent of Ontario’s population.
In the past week, the province has reported 48 deaths due to COVID-19 infection.
Ten of those deaths occurred more than one month ago and were just disclosed recently due to an ongoing investigation into excess mortality in the province.
There are now 4,983 known active cases of COVID-19 across Ontario and 9,752 deaths have been documented since March 2020.
Provincial labs processed 32,220 test specimens, generating a positivity rate of at least two per cent.
Public Health Ontario says there were 29 new cases reported in children up to four-years-old, 90 new cases in children aged 5 to 11, and 52 new cases in those aged 12 to 19.
In the 20-39 age category, there were 187 new cases reported, along with 149 new cases in the 40 to 59 age group.
There were 61 new cases among those aged 60 to 79, and 15 new cases among those aged 80 and up.
On Sunday, 163 patients were in critical care as a result of COVID-19, up one from Saturday, and 107 were on a ventilator.
In the GTA, there were 110 new cases recorded in Toronto, 42 in York Region, and 85 in Peel.
There were 24 new cases reported in Hamilton, 25 in Halton, and 23 in Durham Region.
On Saturday, the province reported that 23,884 doses of COVID-19 vaccine were provided, with 7,994 initial doses and 15,890 second doses.