The steady decline in Ontario's new COVID-19 cases continues as the province records its lowest daily count since last fall.

Only 699 cases were reported in Ontario on Tuesday, June 1. The last time that new cases were this low was in October, when the numbers were rising from the 600s to just over 1,000.

Of the 699 new cases, 207 are in Toronto, 144 in Peel, 52 in York, and 50 in Durham. There are currently 583 individuals in the ICU with COVID-19-related illness, with 387 of them on a ventilator.

This comes on the same day that Toronto celebrates its milestone of 70% of residents having received at least one dose of a vaccine. Ontario is now offering appointments for second COVID-19 vaccine doses, starting with those 80 years old and older.

The province's top doctor, Dr. David Williams, said recently that Ontario should see between 500 and 600 new cases per day on a consistent basis to reopen, according to the Toronto Star.

Step one of Ontario's reopening plan is slated for mid-June, and the premier hinted last week that it won't be starting ahead of schedule.