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    On Tuesday, health officials in Ontario are reporting 577 new infections of COVID-19 signifying a decrease from the past 3 days. On Monday there were 600 infections, Sunday there were 784 new cases, 857 cases on Saturday. There are at least 363 people in Ontario hospitals due to the virus and only 38 of them are fully vaccinated.

    The seven-day rolling average dropped to 716 today as it was 746 at this point last week. The Ministry of Health says the positivity rate is at 2.3  per cent as it processed 21,133 tests in the last 24-hour period. 452 of the new cases today were among those who are not fully vaccinated or has an unknown status. As of Monday, 11 million people in Ontario have received the first dose and officials say about 84 per cent of eligible Canadians aged 12 and up have had one dose. 78 per cent are considered fully vaccinated.

    The province is currently in Step 3 of its COVID-19 reopening plan. Indoor dining, gyms, hair salons, movies, and more are allowed to open with limited capacity and restrictions. There were 116 new cases in Toronto, 46 cases in York Region, 67 cases in Peel Region, and 13 in Durham. Brant County logged 33 new cases, Windsor-Essex logged 54, and all other regions reported fewer than 30 new cases.

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