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Ontario's Fourth Wave of COVID-19 Is Going To Be 'Substantial' According To Experts

Daily cases could reach 9,000 by October in a worst-case scenario.

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Ontario's Fourth Wave of COVID-19 Is Going To Be 'Substantial' According To Experts

New modelling is shedding some light on the impact of Ontario's fourth wave of COVID-19, and according to experts, it could be "substantial."

In the modelling released on September 1 by Ontario's COVID-19 Science Advisory Table, experts confirmed the province is indeed in a fourth wave and that daily case counts could creep up to 9,000 by October.

"If we cannot reduce transmission, and accelerate vaccination, ICU occupancy could exceed Wave 3 by October," read the update. Experts also said that "ICU capacity could be exceeded."

The new modelling comes on the same day that Doug Ford announced that vaccine passports will be implemented in Ontario.

"Among the unvaccinated, we do expect to see a rapid increase in the number of seriously ill people needing hospital care as workplaces and education re-open in September," read the modelling.

    Emily Silva
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    Sarah Rohoman
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    Sarah Rohoman is a Senior Staff Writer for Narcity Canada’s Trending Desk focused on Canadian celebrities and is based in Toronto, Ontario.
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