Ontario Is Expected To Reach Its COVID-19 Peak This Week
Ontario's Associate Chief Medical Officer is "very hopeful" about the case numbers.
Ontario could soon reach its peak in novel coronavirus cases. The province's Associate Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Barbara Yaffe, said on Monday that according to current models, Ontario's COVID-19 cases are about to reach their summit. Dr. Yaffe says that although we're seeing early signs of case numbers going down, we should still be very cautious.
As the Government of Ontario extends its, new infections in the province continue to emerge, but at a slightly slower rate.
Dr. Barbara Yaffe shared that even though it is predicted that Ontario will be reaching its peak this week, this can only remain true if the current measures stay in place.
"I am very hopeful as well but also, you know, with an abundance of caution and not assuming anything because we have to keep working at the physical distancing and all the measures that we have in place," said Dr. Yaffe during the media briefing.
"Our numbers, generally speaking, the number of new cases each day has been going down slightly. Not exactly but the general trend. The modellers have told us that the peak is likely going to happen this week," she added.
"That's assuming all the measures in place continue, all the public health measures continue. If they are in fact correct, and things continue, after a peak, usually things go down," said Dr. Yaffe.
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