Daily cases must go below 1,000 to lift lockdown – Ontario top doctor


Ontario’s top public health official on Monday said that in order for the lockdown to be lifted, the daily COVID-19 cases must get down below 1,000.

Dr. David Williams called the goal “achievable” and said the last time the province saw similar daily case counts was late October.

“If you do that knowing the different numbers and per cents that usually get admitted to hospital and how many of those end up in the ICU you get a general sense that you have to get somewhere around or below 1,000 new cases a day,” he said. “It was only a few months ago, the end of October that we were there, and we can get back there I believe.”

The province reported today that 395 people were in hospital intensive care units across Ontario. Williams says the province’s daily case rates appear to have plateaued and may have begun to drop.


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