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Ontario's Worst-Case Scenario Could Be 30,000 New Daily Cases By The End Of January

"In some ways, it's not surprising."
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Ontario's COVID-19 Cases Could Hit 30K A Day By End Of January In The Worst Case Scenario

The province's top doctors are warning that Ontario's COVID-19 cases could be reaching all-time highs this January. 

In a media briefing on Monday, Dr. Adalsteinn Brown, the dean of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, warned the public that in a worst-case scenario, the province could see more than 30,000 cases a day. 

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The projection, which is currently the worst-case scenario, could be met if Ontario cases grow by 7%, which isn't likely at this time.

Dr. Brown states that these high numbers could arise if we see "substantial growth [...] similar to what we might see in other jurisdictions where it's taken off."

However, if the province continues to see a growth of around 1-3% percent, the province could see around 3,000 to 5,000 new cases a day by the fourth week in January. 

In fact, Dr. Brown states that even if we flatten the curve by 1%, we may still hit almost 3,000 cases a day. 

"In some ways, it's not surprising given what we've seen in other jurisdictions as well with accelerating growth," Brown revealed. 

Currently, Ontario is reporting just over 2,000 new cases a day. 

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