Ford to make announcement after releasing coronavirus modelling for second wave

Oct 1 2020, 1:02 pm

Premier Doug Ford is set to make an announcement on Thursday afternoon, after health officials released COVID-19 modelling data for the second wave.

On Wednesday, health officials forecasted Ontario to report 1,000 daily COVID-19 cases in the first half of October as the province heads in an upward trajectory.

Cases are currently doubling approximately every 10 to 12 days, as the growth in cases was initially in the 20 to 39 age group, but now are “climbing in all age groups.”

The health officials said that Ontario may see between 200 and 300 patients with the virus in ICU beds per day if cases continue to grow.

While Ford said he will not roll back the province to Stage 2 yet, he did note that “everything is on the table.”

Ford will provide his update with Health Minister Christine Elliot, Minister of Long-Term Care Dr. Merrilee Fullerton, and Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. David Williams, at 1 pm from Queen’s Park.

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