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    On Thursday, health officials in Ontario are reporting 531 new infections of COVID-19. The province confirmed 485 new infections on Wednesday and 348 new cases on Tuesday. Before last week, 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 498 as it was at 375 at this point last week. The Ministry of Health says the positivity rate is at 2.4 per cent as it processed 26,213 tests in the last 24-hour period. Currently, there are at least 176 people in the hospital due to COVID-19, 13 of them are fully vaccinated and the other 163 are either not fully vaccinated or their status is unknown.

    85 per cent of the new cases today involved people who are either unvaccinated, partially vaccinated or their status is unknown. There were 116 new cases in Toronto, 62 cases in York Region, 63 cases in Peel Region, and 29 in Durham Region. Hamilton logged 46 new cases, Windsor reported 43, Halton Region found 17, and Ottawa reported 19.

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