On Wednesday, health officials in Ontario are reporting 593 new infections of COVID-19 signifying a decrease from the weekend. On Monday there were 600 infections, Sunday there were 784 new cases, 857 cases on Saturday. Today is the second consecutive day where the province is reporting less than 600 new cases There are at least 346 people in Ontario hospitals due to the virus and only 35 of them are fully vaccinated.
The seven-day rolling average dropped to 722 today as it was 732 at this point last week. The Ministry of Health says the positivity rate is at 2.5 per cent as it processed 33,220 tests in the last 24-hour period. 447 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 141 new cases in Toronto, 9 cases in York Region, 61 cases in Peel Region, and 17 in Durham. Ottawa logged 46 new cases, Windsor-Essex logged 45, and all other regions reported fewer than 30 new cases.
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