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    On Wednesday, health officials in Ontario are reporting 378 new infections of COVID-19 signifying a slight increase from yesterday. Ontario has seen a total of 601,086 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. Currently, there are 237 patients being treated for COVID-19 in Ontario hospitals and 63 are fully vaccinated.

    The seven-day rolling average increased to 379 today as it was at 366 at this point last week. The Ministry of Health says the positivity rate is at 1.4 per cent as it processed over 30,950 tests in the last 24-hour period. Out of the total cases reported today, 236 of them were in individuals who are either not fully vaccinated, partially vaccinated, or have an unknown status. There were 142 cases in people who were fully vaccinated.

    The province released its vaccine passport on September 22, making non-essential service available to those who are fully vaccinated. There were 64 new cases in Toronto, 32 cases in Niagara Region, Ottawa logged 20, and 41 cases in York Region. Labs confirmed 499 schools have at least one case of COVID-19 across Ontario’s 4,844 schools.

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