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Ontario reports fewer than 600 new COVID-19 cases, 7 more deaths

Last Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 1:26 pm EDT

A pharmacist holds a COVID-19 test in a tube at a pharmacy in Amherstview, Ont., on Jan. 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg

Ontario is reporting 577 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, a slight decline compared to the day before when there were 600.

Six additional deaths are being reported, plus one death from last month, due to a data cleanup.

Toronto is reporting 116 new cases, 67 are in Peel and 46 in York.

The province says 452 of the new cases are in those who are not fully vaccinated or have an unknown vaccination status, while 125 are in fully vaccinated individuals.

Health officials conducted 21,133 tests in the past 24 hours with a test positivity rate of 2.3 per cent. This is the lowest test positivity rate in over a week.

There is a higher number of resolved cases compared to new infections with 683 people recovered.

According to provincial data, 363 people are hospitalized with the virus. Health Minister Christine Elliott says 325 are not fully vaccinated or have an unknown vaccine status, while 38 are fully vaccinated. Moreover, 163 of the 363 people in hospital are in the ICU.

To date, nearly 84.5 per cent of eligible residents have one dose of a vaccine and 78.2 per cent are fully vaccinated, according to health officials.