Date of Publication: May 29, 2020
Ontario Premier Doug Ford has indicated that he’s considering a regional and phased approach to reopening the province, one which he was previously against. Ontario’s COVID-19 data has shown that the per capita rate of active cases is four times higher in the GTA and Hamilton than elsewhere in the province. Certain health units, such as Chatham-Kent and Kingston, have active cases in the single digits while Toronto has 1,702, prompting local medical officers of health to call for a regional approach. To further determine the transmission in the province’s hardest-hit areas, the Ministry of Health is helping to run new pop-up COVID-19 assessment centres in certain communities starting with northeastern Toronto. This is part of the province’s expanded testing strategy that aims to consistently reach its daily testing target.
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Summary by: Rakshith Gangireddy