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    On Thursday, health officials in Ontario are reporting 677 new infections of COVID-19 signifying a slight increase from the previous days. On Wednesday there were 463 new infections, Tuesday there were 574 new cases, and on Monday officials reported 610 cases. There are at least 307 people in Ontario hospitals due to the virus and 193 of those individuals are in intensive care units.

    The seven-day rolling average dropped to 665 today as it was 731 at this point last week. The Ministry of Health says the positivity rate is at 1.9 per cent as it processed 37,630 tests in the last 24-hour period. 529 of the new cases today were among those who are not vaccinated, partially vaccinated, or have an unknown status. Also, 148 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 anyone eligible for a vaccine passport. There were 136 new cases in Toronto, 73 cases in York Region, 76 cases in Peel Region, and 38 in Hamilton. Middlesex-London logged 31new cases, Windsor-Essex logged 29, and all other regions reported fewer than 30 cases.

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