Toronto reported 73 cases on Tuesday, down from 112 on Monday, while Peel reported 42, down from 71 on Monday.
Dr. Theresa Tam said in a statement Monday that an average of 618 new cases have been reported daily in the last seven days, particularly in Quebec, Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia - 20 per cent higher than the previous week.
Taking a question on the second wave, Ford responded: "Is it coming?" "We have taken all of those measures into consideration with our fall plan which we will be bringing to you very shortly", she said.
"But I think it's fair to say that the second wave is going to be more complicated and more hard to deal with than the first wave".
The best way to keep everyone safe moving forward as case numbers rise again is to continue following the same advice that helped us combat the first wave so effectively.
15 PHUs in the province have no new cases.
"I had a personal call with the CEO of Shoppers (Drug Mart) today, and I don't want to just mention Shoppers because there are other big pharmacies out there that are willing to jump in there", he said. "I hope to god I'm wrong".
Elliott said "whether this is the start of the second wave or not, it certainly has our attention and we're deadling with it".
"If we can delay the gratification of the need for intense socializing for several months, our reward will be less suffering, less death and a more open society". So, we're prepared for the worst, and we are ready for it.
Elliott said hospital surgeries will not be halted and will continue to meet a backlog said to be as high as 180,000 files in the province.
The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit confirmed its 39th, and lone active, case of COVID-19 Monday involving a woman between 60 and 79 in Nipissing district.
"We also have a reduced capacity in our hospitals because we have a number of people who were in long term care homes, but because they've had to halve their capacity for infection prevention and control, they're back in hospital", she explained.
To date, 25,893 tests have been conducted in the region, the health unit reported.
Premier Doug Ford says if the government is forced to go back to COVID-19 shutdowns, northern Ontario wouldn't be included right now.
The Thunder Bay District has not reported a positive case of COVID-19 since August 20 and there are now no active cases in the district.
Globally, the pandemic has infected roughly 28.9 million people resulting in 922,252 deaths, according to the World Health Organization.