Ontario reports more than 600 new cases, 7-day average reaches 2-month high

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Ontario is reporting 613 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday as new infections in the province continue a steady climb.

The rolling seven-day average now sits at 675 cases, up more than 100 cases from one week ago and reaching the highest point since Sep. 22.

The province is also reporting six additional deaths due to the virus.

Ontario reported 481 new cases last Tuesday.

Among the new cases, 318 are in people who are not fully vaccinated and 29 are in individuals with an unknown vaccination status.

Parents are now able to book vaccine appointments for children aged five to 11.

Booking opened on Tuesday morning and the province says appointments are expected to begin as early as Thursday, once the federal supply of the vaccine makes its way to public health units across the country.

Appointments can be made through the provincial booking system. Appointments can also be made through public health units that use their own booking system, participating pharmacies and select primary care providers.

–with files from toronto.citynews.ca

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