Ontario to provide updated COVID-19 projections this afternoon

Feb 11 2021, 9:15 am

The Province of Ontario will provide updated COVID-19 projections on Thursday afternoon, as the cases continue to decline.

Dr. Adalsteinn Brown, the co-chairman of Ontario’s COVID-19 Science Advisory Table said he will provide the update.

Today at 3 pm I’ll present the Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table’s latest projections. As always, we’ll post the slides on our website as we begin. https://t.co/oOvVHkUTOm

— Adalsteinn (Steini) Brown (@SteiniBrown) February 11, 2021

The last update on January 28 showed that COVID-19 cases were declining but that the UK variant posed a “significant threat to control the pandemic.”

Ontario confirmed 945 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday morning, but the lower numbers are due to underreporting from Toronto.

Cases have been below 2,000 recently with Wednesday’s 1,072, Tuesday’s 1,022, Monday’s 1,265, Sunday’s 1,489, Saturday’s 1,388, Friday’s 1,670, and Thursday’s 1,563.

Stay at Home orders have been in effect since January 14 and are set to expire in 28 regions on February 16, with Toronto, Peel, and York set to expire on February 22.

Once the orders are lifted regions will move back into the province’s colour-coded system, which will allow all retail to reopen with specific guidelines depending on the colour.

To date, Ontario has seen 282,511 COVID-19 cases and  6,614 virus-related deaths.

The press conference will take place at 3 pm.