Toronto Could See A Major Drop In New Cases By June 1 If Trends Stay The Same

Dr. de Villa says we'll get there as long as everyone keeps limiting their close contacts and interactions.

According to the city's top doctor, Toronto's new COVID-19 cases could drop significantly by the start of June.

Speaking at a Toronto Board of Health meeting on Monday, Dr. Eileen de Villa explained the city could be recording around 400 new COVID-19 cases each day by June 1 if residents continue to limit close contacts and interactions.

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"If we're able to maintain the current level of contact or interaction with each other, and therefore transmission, we can [...] expect to see approximately 400 daily cases," said de Villa.

If contacts and interactions are increased by even 20%, "we would anticipate that our daily case count [...] would be about 800 by early June," she added.

Dr. de Villa noted that while Ontario's stay-at-home and shutdown measures have helped lower COVID-19 transmission by 43% in Toronto, the city remains at a critical point. "Our situation, while improved, is still a serious one," she said.

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