Ontario Is Reporting Over 930 New Cases Of COVID-19 Today

Ford is set to call an emergency cabinet meeting.
Ontario COVID-19 Cases October 9 Climb To Over 930

The numbers are out. Ontario is reporting over 930 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, the highest increase since the pandemic hit. 

According to Minister of Health Christine Elliott, 336 of these new cases are in Toronto, along with 150 in Peel and 126 in Ottawa. 

There were over 44,900 tests administered, according to the Minister of Health. 

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939 New COVID-19 cases in Ontario on Friday

Case counts in the province have been on a steady but alarming incline since the second wave was declared

Ontario keeps breaking its own records for new infections. The previous one was set on Thursday at 797 across the province.

The positivity rate for COVID-19 tests today is about 2%. 

Projections have been showing that the province could be getting over 1,000 new cases per day by mid-October.

According to CBC, the premier has scheduled an emergency cabinet meeting in the wake of today's numbers.

COVID-19 cases, test positivity rates and other indicators in Toronto seem to be finally going somewhere other than up.

In a press conference on January 20, Toronto's medical officer of health, Dr. Eileen de Villa, said new COVID-19 indicators provide "reason for cautious optimism" as Toronto seems to be following the province's recent decline in COVID-19 cases.

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The Australian government announced their new visa refund scheme, which will help boost tourism down under again.

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University Of Toronto Is Waiting Until Next Month To Gradually Return To In-Person Classes

The university will increase in-person learning and activities on February 7.

The University of Toronto is preparing to return to in-person learning, and some students will be back on campus in a few weeks.

The university announced in a press release on January 19 that it will be increasing in-person learning and activities starting February 7.

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England Will Drop Almost All COVID Restrictions & They Suspect Omicron Has 'Peaked'

"We will trust the judgement of the British people," the PM said.

England will lift almost all of its COVID-19 restrictions starting next week, with the goal of getting back to normal life as soon as possible.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Wednesday that he's going to remove England's "Plan B" COVID-19 rules, which include measures like mask wearing, social distancing and showing proof of vaccination.

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