The new numbers come a day after the province announced it will be lifting the stay-at-home order for 27 regions on Tuesday.
Ontario reported 1,265 new cases on Monday, 1,489 infections on Sunday and 1,388 on Saturday.
The number of daily new cases peaked in early to mid-January and has been generally falling ever since to levels last seen in early November.
The province says 14,506 vaccines were administered on Friday, bringing the total number of Ontarians who have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to nearly 457,000. Of those, 203 COVID-19 patients are on a ventilator. The positivity rate today is 2%.
Most of the cases continue to be in hot spots in the Greater Toronto Area.
In consultation with Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. David Williams, the provincial government announced Toronto, Peel and York Regions, and North Bay Parry Sound District will remain in the shutdown, under the stay-at-home order, and all existing public health and workplace safety measures will continue to apply to these four regions until at least February 22.
Eighteen new cases were reported in the Outaouais on Saturday, bringing the region's total to 6,014.
Ontario confirmed its first case of the Brazilian variant of COVID-19 on Saturday, adding to the three South African variant cases and hundreds of cases of the United Kingdom variant already reported in the province.
The province released another round of COVID-19 modelling and projections on Thursday highlighting its strong focus on the B.1.1.7 variant first discovered in the U.K, with health experts saying the strain could "soon dominate" the province.
The province has reported three cases of B.1.351 (also known as the South African variant).
Another 41,725 tests are still under investigation and/or being processed.
Hospitalizations saw a slight uptick compared to a day ago.
948 people are now hospitalized with COVID-19 in Ontario, up from 909 reported yesterday.
Public Health Sudbury and Districts (PHSD) said there are now 35 cases being actively monitored.
We now have 948 COVID-19 patients in the hospital with 313 people in the ICU and 226 in the ICU on a ventilator.
Since the start of the pandemic, the local health unit has confirmed 5,787 cases of COVID-19 with 4,760 of those cases recovered and 169 cases ending in death.
According to Public Health Ontario, there are delays between specimen collection and the testing required to confirm a variant of concern.
As of 12:01 a.m., the province's lockdown and stay-at-home orders have been lifted in three public health units, including Hastings Prince Edward; Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox and Addington; and Renfrew County.
A total of 442,441 doses of vaccine have been administered in the province.
"Ontario is gradually transitioning public health regions into a revised and strengthened COVID-19 Response Framework", Elliott tweeted.