Ontario's Worst-Case Scenario Could Be 30,000 New Daily Cases By The End Of January
"In some ways, it's not surprising."
The province's top doctors are warning thatcases could be reaching all-time highs this January.
In a media briefing on Monday, Dr. Adalsteinn Brown, the dean of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, warned the public that in a worst-case scenario, the province could see more than 30,000 cases a day.
The projection, which is currently the worst-case scenario, could be met if Ontario cases grow by 7%, which isn't likely at this time.
Dr. Brown states that these high numbers could arise if we see "substantial growth [...] similar to what we might see in other jurisdictions where it's taken off."
However, if the province continues to see a growth of around 1-3% percent, the province could see around 3,000 to 5,000 new cases a day by the fourth week in January.
In fact, Dr. Brown states that even if we flatten the curve by 1%, we may still hit almost 3,000 cases a day.
"In some ways, it's not surprising given what we've seen in other jurisdictions as well with accelerating growth," Brown revealed.
Currently, Ontario is reporting just over 2,000 new cases a day.