On Wednesday, health officials in Ontario are reporting 463 new infections of COVID-19 signifying a slight decrease from the previous days. Tuesday there were 574 new cases, on Monday officials reported 610 cases, and on Saturday there were 821 infections. There are at least 299 people in Ontario hospitals due to the virus and 187 of those individuals are in intensive care units.
The seven-day rolling average dropped to 691 today as it was 722 at this point last week. The Ministry of Health says the positivity rate is at 1.8 per cent as it processed 39,092 tests in the last 24-hour period. 332 of the new cases today were among those who are not vaccinated, partially vaccinated, or have an unknown status. Also, 131 of the cases were found in people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19
The province is currently in Step 3 of its COVID-19 reopening plan. Indoor dining, gyms, hair salons, movies, and more are allowed to anyone eligible for a vaccine passport. There were 93 new cases in Toronto, 30 cases in York Region, 41 cases in Peel Region, and 27 in Hamilton. Ottawa logged 54 new cases, Windsor-Essex logged 48, and schools across Ontario reported 179 infections.
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