Tuesday’s case count is the smallest daily increase the province has reported since March 6.
The province has reported 41 additional COVID-related deaths in the past two days, 33 Tuesday and 8 Monday.
Almost 16,900 tests were performed on May 24 and nearly 20,200 tests on May 23. Test numbers are generally down earlier in the week.
The province reports a test positivity rate of 6.2% for Tuesday, down slightly from 6.4% a day ago. The positivity rate was 7.6% a week ago.
No COVID-19 data was released by the province on Monday due to the Victoria Day holiday.
As of Tuesday, there are 325 new cases in Toronto, 231 in Peel and 77 in York Region.
There are now 1,025 people hospitalized in the province, including 692 in ICUs. Hospitalizations are down by more than 300 since last week and hit the lowest point since April 5. The number of hospitalizations hit its lowest level since April 15.
There have been 86,927 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in the past 24 hours and 99,108 a day ago.
At 8:00 p.m. on Monday, 8,251,642 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were administered.
Residents of Ontario who received a first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in mid-March will be able to book their second injection this week as the province seeks to deplete its stock before it expires.
The best doctor in the province said last week that those who received their first injection of AstraZeneca between March 10 and March 19 in a pilot project at some pharmacies and doctors’ offices will be given priority for the second dose.
The province said those who received their first dose of AstraZeneca after March 19 will be able to book their second in the near future, but no further details have been provided so far.
The number of vaccinations continues to rise across the province, including in Toronto, where the city exceeded half a million doses administered at clinics across the city over the long weekend.
“We are making tremendous progress,” said Mayor John Tory. “We went from a number of people vaccinated to more than 50%.”
Canada will receive an additional 600,000 doses of Pfizer this week after increased shipments last week ahead of Victoria Day weekend.