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Ontario reports 1,848 new cases of COVID-19 and 43 more deaths

Ontario reports 1,848 new cases of COVID-19 and 43 more deaths”

Upon arrival all global travels will be obligated to take a COVID-19 test, and stay at a hotel approved by the government to wait for their results at their own expense.

"We welcome the new measures announced by the federal government today, but we need a stop gap to prevent new cases, including variant cases, from arriving in Ontario until those measures are fully in place". "That's why our government is taking immediate and decisive action, which includes mandatory testing of incoming global travellers and providing additional layers of protection for the people of Ontario, especially our seniors".

Based on earlier statements from the provincial government, residents of Ontario have been expecting our harsh iteration of lockdown to ease up when daily new COVID-19 case counts in the province reach around 1,000.

Ford will be joined by Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, Solicitor General Sylvia Jones, and Dr. David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health, to make the announcement.

Ontario's first COVID-19 United Kingdom variant case was confirmed last month and was due to global travel. Friday afternoon he said that original thought was dependent on the strain on Ontario's hospitals with just the known COVID-19 virus. The Chief Medical Officer of Health has issued a Section 22 order mandating on-arrival testing at Toronto Pearson Airport effective February 1, 2021.

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He also added that new information on morbidity and mortality rates of the new variants, which were initially thought to be simply more transmissible than the initial strain, is starting to show that the variants may indeed be more fatal.

Led by Public Health Ontario, the provincial diagnostic lab network is ramping up capacity to screen all positive COVID-19 tests in Ontario for known variants within two to three days of initial processing. This new measure will take effect as of February 3, 2021.

To strengthen case and contact management, the government is asking asymptomatic contacts of confirmed cases to get retested after day 10 of their quarantine.

While modelling released this week shows the number of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations in decline, public health officials have warned a "variant of concern" (VOC) could cause spikes in cases.

Ontario also plans to broaden testing to all points of entry into the province, the source said, and to roll out more rapid tests at long-term care homes and schools.



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