On Thursday, health officials in Ontario are reporting 781 new infections of COVID-19. This is the third day in a row where the province is reporting cases over 600. There were 678 new cases on Thursday, Wednesday there were 660 new infections, and on Monday officials reported 639 new cases.
The seven-day rolling average is up to 665 as it was at 518 at this point last week. The Ministry of Health says the positivity rate is at 3.0 per cent as it processed 30,063 tests in the last 24-hour period. 634 of the confirmed cases today were among people who are unvaccinated, partially vaccinated, or have an unknown status. There were 147 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 185 new cases in Toronto, 93 cases in York Region, 96 cases in Peel Region, and 40 in Durham Region. Hamilton logged 66 new cases, Windsor-Essex reported 67, and Ottawa logged 33.
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