Ontario reports fewer than 600 new COVID-19 cases, 2 more deaths

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Ontario reported fewer than 600 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday.

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Provincial health officials confirmed 535 new infections – the seventh time less than 600 new cases have been reported in the past eight days.

Of those cases, 388 are in individuals who have not been fully vaccinated or who have an unknown vaccination status.

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The seven-day rolling average of new cases has now come down to 537.

Toronto is reporting 98 new cases of COVID – the first time less than 100 new infections have been confirmed in three days. The York region added 63 new cases while the Peel region confirmed an additional 45 cases on Sunday.

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An additional two deaths were reported, bringing the provincial total to 9,790.

There are 156 people in ICU due to COVID-19 and 153 people listed in ICU due to virus. However, provincial data from hospitals is under-reported over the weekend.

Health officials say 29,247 vaccine doses were given on Saturday – the first time less than 30,000 shots were given in three days. There are now 87 percent of Ontarians aged 12 and older who have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 82.3 percent are now fully vaccinated.

The province completed 29,755 tests in the last 24 hours for a test positivity rate of 1.8 percent, which has remained unchanged over the past three days.

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