Ford government working on ‘fall preparedness plan’ as COVID-19 cases rise

Grant Boone
September 12, 2020

COVID-19 continues to spike as students return to open classrooms and to shuttered campuses.

Provincial health officials recorded 213 new cases of COVID-19 today, up from the 170 new cases confirmed one day prior and the 148 cases reported on Wednesday.

Two new deaths were reported.

The province is seeing an uptick in cases this Friday.

"It's not a new problem but it's a problem that is increasing every year and increasing because of the expenses related to COVID-19", Legault said in a news conference following the inaugural summit between the two provinces.

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"There are 71 cases in Toronto, with 38 in Peel and 37 in Ottawa", she reports. There have been 3,245,837 tests processed in total.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has agreed to hold a virtual first ministers meeting on federal health care transfers to the provinces and territories.

Premier Doug Ford repeatedly stressed this week that Ontario is not "even close" to experiencing the rise in per capita cases that has triggered new restrictions in British Columbia and rejected the idea of reinstating a widespread lockdown.

Ontario Liberal Leader Del Duca said the plan should include expanded sick leave for workers, guaranteed access to full-funded personal protective equipment for residents, patients and workers in long-term care homes and hospitals, and the elimination of wait times for COVID-19 testing. There are no known active cases. There is one known active case. There are no cases reported in Windsor-Essex, London-Middlesex, Sarnia-Lambton, or Chatham-Kent.

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