Toronto Public Health Says The City's New COVID-19 Spike Could Last Until Spring
Dr. de Villa is calling for more restrictions.
The city's top doctor is warning thatcould last until next year.
In a Wednesday press conference, Toronto's Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Eileen de Villa, said that if cases continue to soar, the spike could last until May 2021.
If transmission rates keep growing, "almost four times the number of infections" could pop up by the end of May, according to Dr. de Villa.
Infections continue to rise week over week, peaking between early March and early May 2021.
Dr. Eileen de Villa
The doctor has been stressing the importance of putting forwardat this time to help curb the spread.
"Given that we know it takes about four weeks to see the benefits of intervention start to emerge, we can see thatdramatically drives transmissibility down."
Ontario is set to report overof COVID-19 today and Doug Ford is holding an emergency meeting with his cabinet.
that if things are left unchecked, November and beyond will be "much worse."