Ontario premier confirms new measures are coming for COVID-19 hotspots

Ontario premier confirms new measures are coming for COVID-19 hotspots

The OHA echoed the same sentiment, saying Ontario's economy may be forced to shut down again if case numbers continue to rise.

Despite being prepared, a second wave would be "more complicated and hard to deal with", said Elliott due to the incoming flu season and reduced hospital capacity as staff have to also tend to former long-term care home residents and a backlog of surgeries postponed earlier this summer due to the first wave. "We have taken all of those measures into consideration with our fall plan which we will be bringing to you very shortly", she said. The majority of cases are from three regions - Peel, Toronto, and Ottawa and the five-day rolling average is 249 new cases.

On Monday, Ford warned the province's surging COVID-19 case count is "cause for concern" and that another shutdown is not off the table.

Ford blamed social gatherings on the rise in numbers mostly in the three urban hot spots and urged people to avoid gathering in large groups, noting the province is looking at existing gathering size restrictions now that limit outdoor gatherings to 100 and indoors to 50.

"If we can delay the gratification of the need for intense socializing for several months, our reward will be less suffering, less death and a more open society".

Elliott said there are no plans to halt or postpone more medical procedures at this time.

"Yeah, I believe it's coming", Ford said. "I hope to god I'm wrong".

Apart from Toronto and Peel, Ottawa reported 51 new cases, Durham reported 7 cases, York Region reported 22 and Halton reported 6 new cases.

Tariffs on China are illegal
Noting "unprecedented global trade tensions", the three-person panel encouraged the two sides to work to resolve the overall dispute .

"Clearly we are not starting this process on the right foot", UHN epidemiologist Dr. Isaac Bogoch said Tuesday.

Regionally, the local health unit's recorded positive cases over the duration of the pandemic totals 52.

"We also have a reduced capacity in our hospitals because we have a number of people who were in long term care homes, but because they've had to halve their capacity for infection prevention and control, they're back in hospital", she explained.

There are now 2,157 active cases of novel coronavirus infection in the province, up from 2,027 on Monday.

To date, 25,893 tests have been conducted in the region, the health unit reported.

The Thunder Bay District has not reported a positive case of COVID-19 since August 20 and there are now no active cases in the district.

About 3.3 million Ontarians have been tested for the virus since the pandemic began.

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