Ontario reports 417 new COVID-19 cases, lowest positivity rate since August – CTV

October 14, 2021

TORONTO — Ontario health officials are reporting 417 new cases of COVID-19 in the province on Thursday, as well as three more deaths due to the disease.

Today’s case count comes just a day after officials logged 306 new infections of the novel coronavirus on Wednesday, which marked the lowest daily case count since the beginning of August.

Ontario’s rolling seven-day average now stands at 476, down from 565 at this point last week. The seven-day average has been on a downward trend recently.

With 35,421 tests processed in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Health says the positivity rate in the province stands at 1.5 per cent.

The last time the province’s positivity rate dropped this low was on Aug. 6 when it stood at 1.4 per cent.

Of the new infections reported Thursday, 271 cases involved people who are either unvaccinated, partially vaccinated or their vaccination status is unknown. The remaining 146 infections involved people who are fully vaccinated.

Read more: https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/ontario-reports-417-new-covid-19-cases-lowest-positivity-rate-since-august-1.5622784

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