Weeks into a provincewide shutdown, health officials believe "it is achievable" for Ontario to get back to a place where measures can be lifted.\nOn Monday afternoon, Dr. David Williams said that Ontario's lockdown could be lifted when the province sees no more than around 1,000 cases per day, like back in the fall.\nEditor's Choice: Ontario Fined 5 Big Box Stores On Saturday Amid A Province-Wide Inspection Blitz\n\n\n\n“\n\n\nThe end of October. That was only a few months ago so we can get back there, I believe.\n\n\nDr. David Williams\n\n\nHe added that ICU capacities across the province would need to drop from 400 to about 150, which would allow elective procedures to resume. \nWilliams noted that these are "ballpark figures" and not exact milestones.\nThis estimate is based on the current percentage of COVID-19 patients admitted to ICU in the second wave. \nWilliams is optimistic, saying that it wasn't very long ago that Ontario was reporting around or below 1,000 new infections each day, in late October and early November.\nOn Monday morning, hours before Dr. Williams spoke, the province reported 2,578 new cases of COVID-19.\nThe 7-day rolling average of cases on Tuesday is a little bit higher, at 2,893 cases per day.\n\nWilliams said that it seems daily cases seem to be hitting a plateau in the 3,000 range and that the positive percentage rate in Ontario is showing signs of dropping.\nLast week, Premier Doug Ford issued both a provincial state-of-emergency and stay-at-home orders.\nAccording to Biostatician Ryan Imgrund, there's evidence that Ontario's lockdown is working after it began on December 26.