On Thursday, health officials in Ontario are reporting 513 new infections of COVID-19. This represents a significant increase as on Wednesday there were 324 new cases and 321 new cases on Tuesday. Today was the first day since mid-June when the province reported more than 500 new infections in one day.
The seven-day rolling average is up to 375 as it was at 214 at this point last week. The Ministry of Health says the positivity rate is at 2.1 per cent as it processed 22,900 tests in the last 24-hour period. Currently, hospitals across the province have 113 patients with COVID-19 in intensive care units and only two of them are fully vaccinated according to Ontario officials.
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 105 new cases in Toronto, 29 cases in Hamilton, 70 cases in York Region, and 64 in Peel Region. Waterloo logged 20 new cases, Windsor-Essex reported 27, Halton Region found 20, Durham Region logged 44 and Ottawa reported 20.
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