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Ontario to release new COVID-19 projections Thursday

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TORONTO — The Ontario government will provide new COVID-19 projections today.

The province’s chief medical officer of health said earlier this week that the data will indicate whether lockdowns in Toronto and Peel Region that started two weeks ago are working.

The last round of projections showed case rates had plateaued, but hospitals faced increasing strain due to the pandemic.

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Experts described the data two weeks ago as showing Ontario was in a “fragile or precarious situation.”

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Those figures also showed the number of patients in intensive care units had passed the threshold where surgeries may need to be cancelled.

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Projections released early last month suggested Ontario could see as many as 6,500 new daily cases by mid-December unless steps were taken to limit the spread of the virus.

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