Onts Health Minister, Chief Medical Officer of Health COVID-19. to provide updates on

Onts Health Minister, Chief Medical Officer of Health COVID-19.  to provide updates on

Ontario’s health minister and chief medical officer for health will provide an update this morning on the latest COVID-19 data and trends in the province, a day after Premier Doug Ford indicated that “positive news” would ease later this week. Coming in relation to. Sanctions.

Health Minister Christine Elliott, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr Kieran Moore, and Ontario Health CEO Matthew Anderson, will speak at the news conference, which is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. in Queens Park.

During an interview with Bill Carroll on Tuesday for The Morning Rush of the Newsstock 580 CFRA, Ford said he would make a “good announcement” by the end of the week.

“We will have some positive news. I believe we are going to make some announcements later this week about going back to other levels of restrictions,” he said.

Ontario reverted to a revised version of Phase 2 of the Ford government’s reopening plan on January 5, closing indoor dining rooms, gyms, movie theaters, and reducing private social gathering to a maximum of five indoors. . The province has said these restrictions will remain in place until at least January 26.

Concerns over the spread of the more infectious Omicron variant also prompted the province to delay the return of in-person learning by two weeks. Students across the province are starting to return to class this week.

Toronto Health Medical Officer Dr. Eileen de Villa on Tuesday cautioned against lifting restrictions too quickly.

“Ensuring the success of in-person learning for the rest of the school year depends on seeing solid evidence of an overall better COVID-19 situation before introducing changes that are likely to lead to more in-person interactions ,” He said.

“We have learned from our own experiences and those of other jurisdictions that going too fast risks the progress we have made and in some cases has forced us to fall back on more restrictions. We have seen and realized how disruptive it is.”

The scientific director of Ontario’s Science Advisory Table told CP24 on Tuesday that he expects to be hospitalized for COVID-19 this week. Dr. Peter Juni also said that the limitations of PCR test access in Ontario are so significant that he and his colleagues are no longer able to generate new modeling estimates.

Ontario on Tuesday reported a record 4,183 patients with COVID-19 in Ontario hospitals, including 580 patients in intensive care.

The number of cases in the province has skyrocketed over the past month, but because of testing restrictions, the province has been unable to provide an accurate number of new infections.

The news conference will be broadcast live on CP24.com.

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