Coronavirus: Doug Ford to make announcement with stay-at-home order set to expire next week

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Coronavirus: Doug Ford says Ontario could enter COVID-19 reopening plan before June 14
Coronavirus: Doug Ford says Ontario could enter COVID-19 reopening plan before June 14

Premier Doug Ford is set to make an announcement Thursday, a week ahead of the scheduled end of Ontario’s provincewide stay-at-home order.

It will be the first time Ford has taken questions at a news conference in more than a week.

Ford’s office says he will be joined at the noon announcement by the minister of health and solicitor general, as well as Ontario’s chief medical officer of health. You’ll be able to watch it live in this story.

It comes as Ontario reported another 2,759 cases of COVID-19 and 31 more deaths linked to the illness this morning. While it’s the most new infections in four days, it is still well below last Thursday’s count of 3,424. It is most useful to compare the same days of the week because of the cyclical nature of testing in Ontario.

The new cases include 774 in Toronto, 602 in Peel Region, 258 in York Region, 147 in Durham Region, 133 in Hamilton and 110 in Ottawa.

The seven-day average of daily cases fell to 2,731, its lowest it has been in about five weeks.

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