In the province's recently released COVID-19 weekly update, test positivity rates and new COVID case numbers have both fallen compared to last week.

The new test positivity rate is 6.5%, compared to 7.6% the previous week. The number of tests also went down, from 7,099 last week to 6,908.

465 new cases were confirmed, which is also a decrease from the reported 710 last week.

22 new COVID deaths were reported, compared to 19 last week. There were 11 confirmed COVID-19 outbreaks in long-term care and care home settings.

Hospitalizations have also decreased from a total of 321 to 270.