Ontario reports more than 350 new COVID-19 cases as positivity rate hits lowest since early October

TORONTO — Ontario health officials are reporting just over 350 new COVID-19 cases as the positivity rate in the province continues to drop.

The province confirmed 370 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Thursday, which marks a slight drop from the 384 reported the day before. On Tuesday, officials marked the lowest daily total since Sept. 17 with 293 infections.

Ontario’s rolling seven-day average now stands at 443, down from 618 at this point last week.

With 30,454 tests processed in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Health says the positivity rate in the province dropped from 1.5 per cent on Wednesday to 1.3 per cent on Thursday.

The last time the province recorded a positivity rate of 1.3 per cent was on Oct. 2, before the peak of the second and third waves.

The province also reported that seven more people have died due to COVID-19 in the previous 24-hour period, bringing the total number of deaths to 8,993. 

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