Public Health Ontario has reported 3,732 new cases of COVID-19 today (May 2).
Today's report includes 3,964 recoveries and 29 new deaths.
Active cases dropped by 17 on Tuesday, for a total of 541 in the region.
Ontario administered 33,740 COVID-19 tests in the previous 24 hours, reversing a trend that had seen the province conducting upwards of 50,000 to 60,000 tests a day.
Public Health Ontario is also reporting that more than 10 per cent of hospitals did not submit data to the Daily Bed Census, which is often the case on weekends.
There are 900 patients in intensive care units because of COVID-19 (up from 853 yesterday) and 637 COVID patients on ventilators (up from 632 reported yesterday).
Adults living in the 114 specific postal codes designated as hot spots are able to start reserving appointments as of this morning, though some on social media reported long wait times or technical difficulties with the provincial booking website.
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He called for a mandatory 14-day supervised hotel quarantine instead of the current three-day hotel stay for only air passengers. On April 16, 2021 Ontario Premier Doug Ford presented a graph showing that COVID-19 cases could increase to 10,000 a day.
Another 20,091 tests are still under investigation and/or being processed. To date, 14.1 million tests have been completed.
Locally, there are 931 new cases in Toronto, 653 in Peel, 275 in York Region, 147 in Durham and 128 in Hamilton.
The province confirms another 2,303 cases of the B.1.1.7 variant, 51 additional cases of the P.1 variant first detected in Brazil and eight additional cases of the B.1351 variant first detected in South Africa.
Ontario put 88,871 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine into arms, bringing the total number of doses administered to nearly 5.5 million.
"Continuing to focus on getting vaccines in the arms of those most at risk will help to stop the spread of COVID-19 in these communities, protect our hospital capacity and save lives", Elliott said in a statement as she urged residents to avail themselves of the expanded eligibility criteria and get vaccinated.
Ontario says its closure of outdoor recreational facilities will remain in place until COVID-19 cases decline significantly.