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Ontario to provide COVID-19 pandemic modelling update as daily case counts decline

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TORONTO — Ontario will provide an update on COVID-19 modelling projections today.

The province says Dr. Adalsteinn Brown, the co-chairman of Ontario’s COVID-19 Science Advisory Table, will present the update this afternoon.

The new data comes two weeks after the province invoked a stay-at-home order in a bid to halt surging case spread.

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The province’s chief medical officer of health says a provincewide lockdown, which started in late December, has contributed to a reduction in daily cases.

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The last modelling update provided by the province earlier this month warned that rising virus case rates threatened to overwhelm the health care system.

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On Wednesday, Ontario reported 1,670 new cases of COVID-19 and 49 more deaths linked to the virus.

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