Ontario Science Advisory Table to Release New COVID-19 Modeling – .

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Ontario Science Advisory Table to Release New COVID-19 Modeling – .


Ontario’s science advisory table is expected to release new modeling today, as COVID-19 cases are on the rise in the province.

The province’s chief medical officer of health is also due to provide an update on the COVID-19 situation in Ontario today, in addition to his regular briefing on Tuesday.

Dr Kieran Moore will also face questions about the Omicron variant, with at least 13 cases detected so far in the province and the regional health unit in London, Ont., Investigating a potential group of 30.

Toronto public health officials also said Monday evening they were investigating the city’s first school-based variant case at Precious Blood Catholic School.

The seven-day average of new daily cases in Ontario stands at 940, a level not seen since the third wave decline in early June.

Officials said an increase in cases this fall and winter is expected as the weather cools and more activities take place indoors.

The latest scientific advisory table modeling, released Nov. 12, did not make daily projections of the number of cases, saying the immediate future was uncertain, although an increase in intensive care occupancy since then be in line with their forecasts.

Some local public health units have imposed stricter rules in recent days in light of the growing number of cases.

Chatham-Kent Public Health was the latest to announce tougher restrictions, which are expected to take effect on Friday. The changes include lower capacity limits for indoor gatherings, with the exception of weddings, funerals and church services. These events must, however, ensure that the capacity is limited to a number permitting physical distancing.

The health unit also said employers should allow remote working where possible to reduce the risk of transmitting the virus in the workplace.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on December 7, 2021.

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