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Ontario saw a small glimmer of hope on Monday morning. The province just reported the lowest single-day jump in cases since March. According to the government, Ontario's COVID-19 new cases are at 243. 

According to CP24, this is the lowest number we've seen since March 29 when 211 new cases were reported. 

The number of cases province-wide is now at 30,860, according to government data.

Out of these cases, the recorded deaths are at 2,450 and the fatality rate is at 7.9%, the website says. 
Residents of long-term care homes actually make up 64.3% of these deaths province-wide. 

Despite the fact that there have been over 30,000 cases of COVID-19 across the province, 79% of those have recovered.

In late April, it was reported that the number of resolved cases started to outnumber active ones. 

Ontario has also been stepping it up when it comes to testing for COVID-19. 

Data shows that yesterday, 15,357 tests were completed in the province. Since the start of the pandemic, 866,889 tests have been completed province-wide.

As the number of new cases slowly starts to shrink, parts of Ontario are starting to open their doors. 

Last month, the Ford government started stage one of its reopening plan.

Since then, multiple retailers and outdoor facilities such as dog parks have resumed welcoming visitors.

It was also announced that Ontarians could start enjoying their summer as the temporary restriction on short-term rentals for cottages and cabins was lifted on June 5.

However, these new openings have also been known to draw some large crowds. 

When popular retailers Winners and HomeSense announced that they would begin operations across the province, lines were spotted outside multiple locations. 

Trinity Bellwoods, a popular Toronto park, was also forced to implement social distancing circles after thousands of party-goers were spotted not obeying distancing rules. 

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