Ford to provide update on Ontario's COVID-19 vaccination rollout

Jan 13 2021, 6:14 am

Premier Doug Ford is set to make an announcement on Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccination rollout on Wednesday afternoon.

Ford will be joined by Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, Solicitor General Sylvia Jones, and General Rick Hillier (retired) to provide the update.

This briefing comes one day after the Ford declared a second State of Emergency and issued a Stay at Home order which is effective Thursday, January 14 at 12:01 am. It means everyone must stay home and only go out for essential trips, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing healthcare services, for exercise or for essential work.

Health officials also revealed COVID-19 modelling data projections, which showed Ontario is set to reach 10,000 daily COVID-19 cases at the current growth rate which is between 3% to 5%.

When looking at ICU bed occupancy it would be 500 beds in mid-January with no percentage growth, but at 3% it’s over 1,000, and at 5% it’s almost at 2,000.

Since January 12, the province has administered 133,553 vaccines.

The press briefing will take place at 1 pm from Queen’s Park.

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