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Ontario Will Only Be Getting 500 Cases A Day By July If Reopening Is Pushed To Mid-June

Officials just revealed details about what a "partial reopening" should look like in mid-June.

Toronto Associate Editor

On Thursday, May 20, provincial health officials released Ontario's latest COVID-19 modelling, which says that delaying reopening until mid-June could will set the province up for just 500 cases a day by July.

The data compared two scenarios — a June 2 and June 16 reopening date — based on Ontario's continued rate of 100,000 to 150,000 vaccinations a day.

If the province continues with its plan to lift the stay-at-home order on June 2, there will reportedly be around 1,000 COVID-19 cases per day into July. However, if the province pushes its reopening plans to June 16, that number will drop to 500 a day.

Officials recommend a partial reopening come mid-June, which might include retail, schools, and outdoor amenities. Ford is set to announce Ontario's reopening plan at 3 p.m. on Thursday and it is reportedly set to begin mid-June, according to CP24.

The province is apparently stepping away from the previous colour-coded framework and replacing it with a new strategy based on various sectors.

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