The province reported 42,873 tests were processed yesterday resulting in a 10.5 per cent positivity rate.
Data on flights with positive cases in the last two weeks show 117 flights arrived where at least one passenger tested positive, and 29 of them originated in Delhi.
Hospitals were caring for 2,360 COVID patients including 773 in intensive care and 537 on ventilators, triggering concerns about the implementation of a triage protocol that would require health professionals to make decisions about who gets access to resources.
So the government is encouraging retired health-care workers or people with the necessary skills who are working outside the health-care system, and are able to go to Ontario, to do so, Shephard said during Tuesday's COVID-19 news conference.More news: USA ex-cop Derek Chauvin convicted of George Floyd’s murder
It was the first time in less than a week that cases dropped to below 4,000. Both numbers are records since the start of the pandemic.
2,202 people are now hospitalized with COVID-19 in Ontario, up from 2,107 reported yesterday.
A new field hospital at Sunnybrook Hospital is opening beds this week with a total of 20 beds being available by the end of the month.
Due to the Rogers outage on Monday, some vaccine clinics were forced to use paper-based reporting.More news: Oxford researchers launch human challenge trial to study Covid reinfection
Officials in Alberta said 1.17 million doses of all vaccines have been administered in the province, which has the highest rate of active COVID-19 cases in the country.
People aged 40 and older are now getting the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at some 1,400 pharmacies across the province.
There are now 39,276 cumulative cases of the B.1.1.7 variant, 211 cases of the P.1 variant and 105 cases of the B.1.351 variant.
Elliott received her vaccine from AstraZeneca weeks ago, and now that Ontario is among the provinces that lowered the eligible age to 40, Trudeau and other federal leaders can now follow suit.More news: Feds weighing how to respond after verdict in Derek Chauvin trial
Peel Public Health has issued an order that will force any business with five or more cases of the virus in the last 14 days to temporarily shut down.