The province will release new and updated COVID-19 Public Health modelling numbers on Monday.
Premier Doug Ford says the new statistics will show us how far we’ve come and how far we still have to go, adding that Ontario residents deserve the facts.
“You deserve to hear from the same experts and get the same information that I have access to as Premier,” said the Premier in Saturday afternoon’s briefing.
“This data will help us chart the course for the coming weeks and months,” adds Ford. “Our efforts are paying off.”
Ford says he knows everyone is eager to get back to work and back to normal. But the reality is until we find a vaccine, letting our guard down means potentially exposing millions.
“Until we find a vaccine, going back to normal means putting lives at risk.”
On April 3rd, Ontario’s top health experts predicted 3,000 to 15,000 potential deaths in Ontario, based on best and worst cased scenarios. Those scenarios depended on Ontarians following physical distancing protocol and recommended pandemic regulations.
Had no measures been taken, the province said upwards of 100,000 lives could have been lost.
As of Saturday afternoon, Ontario has 10,010 cases with 514 deaths. 4,875 cases are considered to be resolved. 828 Ontarians with COVID-19 are currently hospitalized with 250 in ICU and 197 on ventilators.