The Government of Ontario confirmed 218 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday morning, the highest count since July 6 when 244 cases were reported.
Of the newly announced cases, 38 are in Toronto, 38 are in Peel Region, 25 are in Hamilton, 19 are in the Region of Waterloo, and 13 are in Grey Bruce.
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Health Minister Christine Elliott said over 19,400 tests were completed, and 19,293,701 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered.
Ontario is reporting 218 cases of #COVID19 and over 19,400 tests completed. Locally, there are 38 new cases in Toronto, 38 in Peel Region, 25 in Hamilton, 19 in the Region of Waterloo and 13 in Grey Bruce.
— Christine Elliott (@celliottability) July 29, 2021
Ontario has been in Step 3 of the provincial COVID-19 reopening plan since July 16.
The province will stay in the step for at least 21 days or until key public health indicators are met. These include having 75% of Ontarians aged 12 and over fully vaccinated.
As well, 80% of the age group must have received their first dose for the province to move beyond Step 3. As of July 29, that benchmark has been reached.
To date, Ontario has seen 549,952 COVID-19 cases.