On Thursday, health officials in Ontario are reporting 678 new infections of COVID-19. This is the second straight day in a row where the province is reporting cases over 600. Wednesday there were 660 new infections, on Monday officials reported 639 new cases, Sunday there were 722 new infections and 689 on Saturday.
The seven-day rolling average is up to 646 as it was at 498 at this point last week. The Ministry of Health says the positivity rate is at 2.8 per cent as it processed 27,815 tests in the last 24-hour period. 537 of the confirmed cases today were among people who are unvaccinated, partially vaccinated, or have an unknown status. There were 141 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 144 new cases in Toronto, 97 cases in York Region, 102 cases in Peel Region, and 51 in Durham Region. Hamilton logged 48 new cases, Windsor-Essex reported 78, Middlesex-London 20.
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