COVID-19 cases begin to decline after Ontario implements vaccine passports

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Since the launch of Ontario’s vaccine passport system on Wednesday, Sept. 22, COVID-19 cases have declined.

Ontario officially reported 640 new COVID-19 cases, as well as ten deaths province-wide as of Saturday, Sept. 25.

The vaccine passport has been in place for five days and cases are dropping from last week’s count of 800 to under 650 –– a significant decrease.

Among the 650 cases reported, 465 involved unvaccinated or partially vaccinated people (having received one dose) and 185 were fully vaccinated. 

There are 323 people in the hospital, 50 fully vaccinated people and 273 unvaccinated people.

The province has also administered  47,871 doses of COVID-19 vaccines this weekend, bringing Ontario up to 10,406,874 fully vaccinated people.

Locally, the Waterloo region reported 29 news cases of COVID-19.

The positivity rate continues to decline, totaling the case count to 19,534. This total includes 19,063 resolved cases as well as 297 deaths and 170 active cases.

Waterloo has administered 854,061 COVID-19 vaccine doses with over 2,000 people receiving a shot this past weekend.

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