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Ontario’s New COVID-19 Cases Today Are The Lowest They've Been In 9 Months

Toronto is recording just 60 new cases today.

As the province hits new vaccine milestones, Ontario's new COVID-19 cases are dropping by the day.

On Tuesday, Ontario recorded just 296 new infections, the lowest single-day total since September 17, when 293 cases were recorded, according to provincial data. Thirteen deaths were also recorded on Tuesday.

Of these new cases, 62 are in Peel, 60 are in Toronto, 45 are in Waterloo, 15 are in York Region and 13 are in Halton, according to a tweet from Health Minister Christine Elliott. Over 180,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses were administered on Monday.

This news comes on the same day that Toronto marks 20% of residents being fully vaccinated. "This helps us qualify to move to Step 2 of reopening," tweeted Mayor John Tory on Tuesday. Over 2 million Ontarians are fully vaccinated as of June 15.

The province is now administering second doses faster in seven hot spots, and anyone who received their first dose of Pfizer or Moderna on or before May 9 can now book their appointment.

Ontarians who received the AstraZeneca vaccine are also invited to book their second dose and can choose which vaccine they'd prefer.