New COVID-19 restrictions are likely to be implemented later this week in three Ontario regions consistently seeing the most new cases, Premier Doug Ford said Wednesday.
At his daily news conference, Ford called the numbers in Toronto and Peel and York regions “extremely, extremely concerning” and said that those three regions are “staring down the barrel of another lockdown.”
Ford added that his cabinet will be discussing new public health measures for those regions in coming days, and they could be announced on Friday.
“We have to do something,” he said.
Ontario reported an additional 1,417 cases of COVID-19 this morning, as well as 32 more deaths linked to the illness — the most on any single day during the second wave of the pandemic that’s currently gripping parts of the province.
The new cases include 463 in Peel, 410 in Toronto and 178 in York.
They push the seven-day average of daily cases, a measure that helps to paint a clearer picture of longer-term trends in the data, to 1,422.