Coronavirus: Toronto COVID-19 modelling shows cases exceeding April peak, city’s top doctor says

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Toronto’s medical officer of health, Dr. Eileen de Villa presented new COVID-19 modelling projections on Wednesday, saying that with the current level of transmission, they could see disease activity in the next few weeks of October “that would exceed our April peak.” “If the virus is left unchecked heading into November, things can get much worse,” de Villa added. “Infections continue to rise week-over-week, peaking between early March and early May 2021.” The city’s top doctor also said escalating public health measures “drives transmissibility down” and that if measures to control COVID-19 spread are added at the end of October, “by the end of May 2021, the total number of people infected would be six times lower compared to a scenario of taking no action.” Ontario reported 583 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Wednesday, bringing the provincial total to 55,945. According to the provincial report, 180 new cases were recorded in Toronto. For more info, please go to Subscribe to Global News Channel HERE: Like Global News on Facebook HERE: Follow Global News on Twitter HERE: Follow Global News on Instagram HERE: #GlobalNews #Toronto #COVID19 #coronavirus

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