Provincial health officials are reporting fewer than 400 new COVID-19 cases and six more deaths on Saturday, a day after the government announced its plan to lift all remaining public health restrictions by March.

Ontario logged 373 new COVID-19 cases today, down from 492 on Friday and from 486 a week ago.

The day-over-day drop in infections contributed to the seven-day rolling average falling below 400 for the first time since mid-August.

The average now stands at 389, compared to 441 a week ago.

Earlier this week, the province reported 328 new cases on Tuesday, 304 on Wednesday and 413 on Thursday.

Among today's reported cases, 210 of the individuals are unvaccinated, 18 are partially vaccinated, 109 are fully vaccinated and 36 have an unknown vaccination status.

So far, more than 87 per cent of eligible Ontarians have received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and over 83 per cent have received two doses and are considered fully vaccinated.

Children under 12 years old are not yet eligible to receive a vaccine.

Another 419 people recovered from the virus in the past 24 hours, resulting in 3,369 active cases across the province.

The six virus-related deaths reported today occurred in the last month, according to the Ministry of Health.

The province’s death toll now stands at 9,845.

Ontario labs processed about 27,300 tests yesterday, producing a positivity rate of 1.5 per cent, down from 1.7 per cent a week ago, the ministry says.

In the Greater Toronto Area, Toronto reported 41 new cases, while 45 were logged in Peel Region, 26 in York Region, 21 in Durham and 10 in Halton.

Meanwhile, 39 new infections were reported in Ottawa, 24 in Windsor-Essex and 22 in Niagara.

The ministry says there are 269 patients receiving treatment for the virus in Ontario hospitals and 136 patients in intensive care units.

Of those in ICUs, Health Minister Christine Elliott says 120 are not fully vaccinated or have an unknown vaccination status and 16 are fully vaccinated.

To date, there have been 597,145 lab-confirmed coronavirus cases and 583,931 recoveries since Jan. 2020.

On Friday, the Doug Ford government announced plans to lift remaining public healh retstrictions implemented to curb transmission of the virus by March 28, 2022, including wearing masks indoors and the vaccine certificate system that came into effect last month.

The plan to exit the province’s roadmap to reopen kicks off on Monday where capacity limits for the majority of settings that require proof of vaccination, including gyms and restaurants, will be lifted.

The numbers used in this story are found in the Ontario Ministry of Health's COVID-19 Daily Epidemiologic Summary. The number of cases for any city or region may differ slightly from what is reported by the province, because local units report figures at different times.