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    On Monday, health officials in Ontario are reporting 639 new infections of COVID-19. This is the fourth straight day in a row where Ontario is reporting more than 600 new cases of the novel coronavirus. However, on Sunday there were 722 new infections and 689 on Saturday, so today marks a small decrease from the weekend.

    The seven-day rolling average is up to 580 as it was at 472 at this point last week. The Ministry of Health says the positivity rate is at 2.8 per cent as it processed 19,800 tests in the last 24-hour period. 515 of the confirmed cases today were among people who are unvaccinated, partially vaccinated, or have an unknown status. There were 125 cases in people who are fully vaccinated but still got infected by the virus.

    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 124 new cases in Toronto, 91 cases in York Region, 97 cases in Peel Region, and 30 in Durham Region. Hamilton logged 64 new cases, Windsor reported 36, Waterloo found 11, and Ottawa reported 30.

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