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    On Wednesday, health officials in Ontario are reporting 656 new infections of COVID-19. There were 694 new cases on Monday, Sunday there were 740 new infections, and on Saturday officials reported 835 new cases. There are at least 339 people in Ontario hospitals due to COVID-19, 12 of the people are fully vaccinated and 89 patients are unvaccinated.

    The seven-day rolling average is up to 701 as it was at 625 at this point last week. The Ministry of Health says the positivity rate is at 2.9 per cent as it processed 27,572 tests in the last 24-hour period. 397 of the confirmed cases today were among people who are unvaccinated, 52 were in partially vaccinated people, and 55 in individuals with an unknown status. There were 152 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 158 new cases in Toronto, 76 cases in York Region, 59 cases in Peel Region, and 31 in Durham Region. Hamilton logged 73 new cases and 26 in the region of Waterloo.

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