Ontario government expected to release new COVID-19 projections

Doug Ford October 2020

TORONTO - The Ontario government is expected to release new COVID-19 projections today.

Premier Doug Ford said yesterday the modelling will show the number of new daily infections moving ``in the right direction.''

The figures are expected to be released this afternoon at a news conference involving several health officials, including the province's top public health doctor.

The previous projections, released late last month, showed the province recording 1,000 new daily cases by mid-October.

Ontario passed that threshold last weekend but the numbers have since dropped.

The province recorded 834 new infections yesterday, and five new deaths related to the novel coronavirus.