Ontario Is Reportedly Seeing Up To 120K New COVID-19 Cases Every Day

About 5% of Ontario's population reportedly has COVID-19 right now.

Toronto Associate Editor
A highway sign in Ontario.

A highway sign in Ontario.

Ontario is reportedly seeing about 100,000 to 120,000 new COVID-19 cases every day.

Dr. Peter Jüni, the scientific director of Ontario's COVID-19 Science Advisory Table, shared with multiple news outlets like CBC News, CP24, CityNews Toronto, The Toronto Star, and Global News that the province is currently seeing a resurgence of COVID-19.

"Based on our wastewater analysis, we just reached the peak we were at in early January and at that time, we were at about 100,000 to 120,000 new cases per day," Jüni told CP24.

"What it basically means is that roughly five per cent of the population of Ontario right now has an active infection."

Data from Ontario's COVID-19 Science Advisory Table.Data from Ontario's COVID-19 Science Advisory Table.Science Table COVID-19 Advisory for Ontario

According to the latest data from the science table, the number of COVID-19 cases has dramatically risen week over week, with all of the reported cases caused by the Omicron variant.

Mask mandates have been lifted for most indoor public spaces in the province since March 21, with the remaining spots set to see the requirement lifted later in April.

"Of course, we're in a different position. I agree, we shouldn't panic but we should mask up. That's the point here," Jüni told CBC News.

Toronto's Medical Officer of Health Dr. Eileen de Villa recently encouraged locals to still wear a mask when they're indoors while the province deals with a sixth COVID-19 wave.

As of April 7, Ontarians who are 60 years old or older can start booking their fourth COVID-19 vaccine dose. First Nation, Métis and Inuit individuals along with their adult non-Indigenous household members can also book their fourth dose now.

Health Canada has a robust website with all the latest information on COVID-19 vaccines and can answer any questions you may have.

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