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    On Tuesday, health officials in Ontario are reporting 348 new infections of COVID-19. This is the first day in the past 5 days where Ontario is reporting less than 500 new cases of the novel coronavirus. Before last Thursday, the province had not reported over 500 cases since June 12 when health officials logged 520 new cases.

    The seven-day rolling average is up to 472 as it was at 306 at this point last week. The Ministry of Health says the positivity rate is at 2.6 per cent as it processed 17,408 tests in the last 24-hour period. 353 of the confirmed cases today were among people who are unvaccinated. There were 60 cases in people who are partially vaccinated and the remaining 113 were found in people who are 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 85 new cases in Toronto, 32 cases in York Region, 45 cases in Peel Region, and 19 in Durham Region. Hamilton logged 14 new cases, Windsor reported 41, Halton Region found 21, and Ottawa reported 12.

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