Since May 24, only two public health units, Porcupine and Thunder Bay, have seen an increase in reported COVID-19 cases.
But Brown said that he believes that it can be controlled by accelerating second doses in hot spot communities that are experiencing a rapid rise in Delta cases. "When we say it is the dominant form of the virus that just means it makes up the largest percentage of cases, not necessarily that it is growing absolutely".
"To avoid a fourth wave, we need to continue to ensure first and second doses in high-risk communities, continue tailoring vaccine clinics to community needs, and ensure strong testing and case and contact tracing", the COVID-19 projections state.
In fact, in all three scenarios that the modellers examined the number of COVID-19 patients in intensive care would decline to around 200 by early July, which is the point at which most hospitals can comfortably resume elective care and halt widespread patient transfers. "We have a really good chance of a good summer".
Beginning 8:00 a.m. on Monday, June 14 individuals who live in the above regions will be able to book an appointment through the provincial system or the individual public health units.
Brown described the worst-case scenario of 2,500 cases as "highly unlikely", but noted hospital ICUs still have more COVID-19 patients than they did at the peak of the second wave.
In a medium scenario, that number could jump back up to almost 1,000 cases per day by August.
While Ontario's COVID-19 situation has seen improvements, the more transmissible Delta variant remains a concern, with Dr.
Health officials logged 590 new infections on Thursday, as well as 11 deaths related to the novel coronavirus. To date, 1,399,776 people have received two shots and are considered fully vaccinated. Individuals who received a COVID-19 vaccine outside of Ontario or Canada are required to provide proof, such as a vaccination receipt or certificate, to their public health unit in order to be registered in the system.