Health officials in Ontario reported 119 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Monday. This comes after four straight days of daily case counts above 150. The seven-day rolling average is up to 157 compared to 152 the previous week. Dr. Isaac Bogaoch said to CP24 the increase in cases is not unexpected as some restrictions have been lifted in the province.
Ontario started Step 3 of its reopening plan on July 16 which allowed indoor dining, and facilities like movie theatres and gyms to open. Even though cases were on a slight increase the amount of patients in ICU is declining. The Ministry of Health says the positivity rate is at 1 per cent as they processed 11,900 te4sts in the last 24-hour period.
There were 22 new cases in Toronto, 15 in Hamilton, 14 in Waterloo, and 13 in Peel Region. There were also nineteen new cases of the Alpha variant and three more cases of the Delta variant. Over 8.6 million people have been fully vaccinated and the province administered 65,920 doses of a vaccine.
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