After document every day COVID-19 case counts over the weekend, Ontario is reporting a dip in new infections as we speak however fewer than 30,000 assessments have been performed over the previous 24 hours.
Provincial well being officers recorded 851 new instances of the virus as we speak, considerably fewer new infections than the 1,042 confirmed on Sunday and 978 recorded on Saturday.
Regardless of the drop within the every day case rely as we speak, the province has truly seen a rise within the take a look at positivity charge as a consequence of a notable decline in testing.
In keeping with the province’s newest knowledge, 28,700 assessments have been processed yesterday, down from almost 39,000 on Sunday.
This has pushed Ontario’s take a look at positivity charge to 2.9 per cent, up from 2.6 per cent on Sunday and a couple of.2 per cent on Saturday.
The rolling seven-day common of recent instances is now at a document 878, up from 743 one week in the past.
“Domestically, there are 281 new instances in Toronto, 215 in Peel, 90 in York Area and 76 in Ottawa,” Ontario Well being Minister Christine Elliott tweeted Monday.
Six extra virus-related deaths have been confirmed by the province as we speak.
Infectious illnesses specialist Dr. Isaac Bogoch mentioned the rise in instances in current days might be associated to Thanksgiving gatherings.
“That is two weeks after Thanksgiving. We’re seeing that rise in instances,” he mentioned. “The timing matches completely.”
He famous that whereas the current every day case counts are regarding, the numbers over the subsequent week or two will present a greater image of the scenario in Ontario.
He added that the province ought to quickly begin to see what, if any, impact further public well being restrictions have had in Toronto, Peel Area, and Ottawa, the place gyms, film theatres, and indoor eating rooms have been closed since Oct. 10.
“The restrictions have been imposed simply over two weeks in the past. We would not even anticipate to see a whiff of change till round this mark now,” Bogoch mentioned.
“Between when they’re imposed and now, that window interval in between, you’d truly anticipate to see instances rises as a result of these restrictions haven’t any impression till now… This week and subsequent week are going to be fairly essential weeks to look at.”
Residents within the areas of Halton and Durham are additionally ready to listen to from the premier this week about whether or not further restrictions might be carried out in these areas.
The 2 areas have seen an uptick in COVID-19 infections over the previous two weeks and on Friday, Ford advised reporters that he hoped to have a solution as we speak about whether or not extra areas will be part of Toronto, Peel, Ottawa, and York in a modified model of Stage 2.
The premier’s workplace confirmed to CP24 this morning that Ford is not going to be making an announcement about further restrictions as we speak.
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