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Ontario Science Table Warns COVID-19 Cases Could Hit Up To 1,300 A Day In The Next Few Weeks

"Thanks to the vaccine rollout, we will not see the same amount of ICU occupancy."

Toronto Staff Writer
Ontario COVID-19 Cases Could Hit 1,300 A Day, Says Science Table

A new warning from the Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table says daily case numbers could reach 1,300 by next month.

Dr. Peter Jüni, the table's scientific director, told CP24 on Monday that the Delta variant could cause cases to double over the next 22 days as the province struggles to contend with the fourth wave of the pandemic.

However, Jüni also noted that due to the government's successful vaccine rollout, ICU occupancy will no longer be in danger of reaching the same numbers as it did during previous surges.

"Three weeks from now, if we continue the way we do we will probably be at around 1,300 cases, that's a fact," he stated.

"Thanks to the vaccine rollout, we will not see the same amount of ICU occupancy as before giving the same case numbers. That's great news," he continued.

The public health leader also stressed the importance of closely monitoring schools this fall to avoid outbreaks among students.

    Patrick John Gilson
    Toronto Staff Writer
    Patrick John Gilson is a Staff Writer for Narcity Canada’s Ontario Desk focused on Ontario gas prices and is based in Toronto, Ontario.
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