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    On Thursday, health officials in Ontario are reporting 2,421 new infections of COVID-19 signifying a major increase from yesterday. The last time the province recorded daily case counts this high was on May 15. There are at least 328 patients in hospitals for COVID-19 and 165 people are in intensive care units.

    The seven-day rolling average rose to 1,674 today as it was at 1,055 at this point last week. The Ministry of Health says the positivity rate is at 7.0 per cent as it processed over 54,700 tests in the last 24-hour period. Of the cases reported today, 758 involved people who are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated and 1,530 were in people who are fully vaccinated.

    According to Ontario, as of Wednesday, 24,711,700 shots have been administered to people in the province. There were 505 new cases logged in Toronto, 190 cases in Kingston, and 153 in Peel Region. The province also reported 115 cases in Halton Region, 206 in Ottawa, and 143 in York Region.

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