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Ontario to drop two days' worth of COVID-19 data today

Ontario to drop two days' worth of COVID-19 data today”

But Tory says the rising case counts show that it is time to reconsider that approach.

On April 4, the medical officers of health for Toronto, Peel (Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon) and Ottawa asked Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. David Williams, to recommend more stringent public health measures amid a rise in COVID-19 cases and ICU admissions.

Later on Monday, another public health unit said it would issue an order to close all local schools for in-person learning for two weeks, starting on Wednesday.

Vera Etches said stricter restrictions are required to "reverse the surge" of cases in their respective public health unit.

"The consequences of not doing so could include more people sick and dying than we have experienced thus far; so many so, that doctors could no longer care for everyone", said Dr. Samantha Hill, the group's president. "We are not dealing with the same virus that we started out with a year ago".

The three medical officers of health ask the provincial government to make "every possible effort" to secure more vaccine doses for the province and to ensure the necessary administration of vaccine doses is in place in areas where they are needed most.

But Premier Doug Ford says schools will remain open, because closing them is disastrous for children's mental health.

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The mayor of Toronto says the city is working on a plan to give people in high-risk workplaces the COVID-19 vaccine at their job site.

But increasingly, experts in the health-care sector say essential workers who can not work from home and often can not self-isolate if they contract the illness should be prioritized for the shot.

Ontario's vaccine rollout began in December and focused initially on immunizing some of the province's oldest residents in long-term care and health-care workers.

Review all businesses and services defined by the province as essential with an aim to: identify businesses and services that should be removed from the current list of essential services; identify which services in businesses with a large square footage are essential; and implement staffing limits of not more than 50 per cent for businesses and services deemed by review to be essential. The number of COVID-19 patients in hospital jumped from 23 on March 19 to 53 on April 5, while the number of people in the ICU with COVID-19 quadrupled from four to 16.

Ontario is reporting 3,065 new COVID-19 cases and 8 additional deaths on Tuesday.

-With files from Denise Paglinawan and Holly McKenzie-Sutter.

Ontario reported 2,938 cases and 10 deaths on Monday.



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