Ontario announces first wave of COVID-19 research projects

Ontario announces first wave of COVID-19 research projects

But despite the lack of a prohibition of entering someone else's home, Williams has still not moved forward with official guidelines around household-to-household contact, known as bubbles, that have been introduced in other provinces like Nova Scotia.

Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. David Williams said some public health units that see anywhere between zero and six cases a day have no difficulty following up with individuals to try to trace where they contracted COVID-19.

Ontario's research will expand the global understanding of COVID-19 and further the capacity in the health care, artificial intelligence, and supply chain sectors to assist frontline workers today and in the future.

"That's what I want and I'm confident it's going to happen".

On Thursday, Ford said that a plan will be coming next week to boost coronavirus testing, focusing on randomized tests.

Ford said that over the last five days coronavirus cases have been increasing and testing numbers "haven't been there".

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The Ontario government has been reasonably consistent about one part of its recovery plan for COVID-19: the province will reopen to public life in stages, not in bits and pieces, by region.

"Unless we have proactive public health measures - to test, isolate, contact trace, and support patients and contacts with COVID-19 - we're not going to put this in a rearview mirror".

Premier Ford says he won't hesitate to scale back reopening the economy if the numbers trend in the wrong direction and is officially recommending everyone to wear masks or face coverings, where physical distancing is a challenge. Once test samples are collected and received from front line staff, patients, residents and children, labs are providing test results generally within 24 to 48 hours. This is an increase from the 7,382 done on Wednesday and the 5,813 done on Tuesday.

According to a press release, Ontario is also leading the country with 22 clinical trials now operating, including eleven that have already gotten approval from Health Canada to "advance potential vaccines and therapeutics".

"To tell you I'm pushing them is an understatement. We will get there". "How many asymptomatic people are out there right now?" "We can't just be testing people with symptoms, we have to start going to the broader public and start testing as many people as possible, asymptotic people, and until we do that - and I'm not medical expert, I've said it a thousand times - but, until we do that we can't get our hands around the whole system".

There are now 5,051 test samples under investigation in Ontario.

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