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    On Tuesday, health officials in Ontario are reporting 574 new infections of COVID-19 signifying a slight decrease from the weekend. Monday officials reported 610 cases, on Saturday there were 821 infections, and Sunday there were 715 new cases. There are at least 330 people in Ontario hospitals due to the virus and 179 of those individuals are in intensive care units.

    The seven-day rolling average dropped to 710 today as it was 716 at this point last week. The Ministry of Health says the positivity rate is at 2.4 per cent as it processed 23,631 tests in the last 24-hour period. 434 of the new cases today were among those who are not vaccinated, partially vaccinated, or have an unknown status. Also, 140 of the cases were found in people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19

    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 104 new cases in Toronto, 44 cases in York Region, 80 cases in Peel Region, and 31 in Halton Region. Ottawa logged 58 new cases, Windsor-Essex logged 34, and Niagara Region recorded 39.

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