Latest modelling data suggests some continued health measures due to colder weather

Hospitalizations, ICU occupancy remain stable

The COVID-19 Science Advisory Table released new modelling data on Friday morning, ahead of an announcement from the Premier regarding the lifting of restrictions. It shows Ontario has been able to control the fourth wave

The Advisory Table handed down its latest batch of data, which indicates case counts should remain stable heading into wintertime but suggests some health measures remain in place regardless. The table says, even with more social contacts in our immediate future, there won’t be a surge in new cases so long as masking and vaccine certificate policies remain in place.

Friday’s modelling data also shows that testing rates are flat at the provincial level, while test positivity is flattening.

ICU occupancy is expected to remain stable until the end of November, according to today’s modelling data.

The advisory table indicates working with children, parents, schools, and communities can help chart a stronger course for a youth immunization program, once a vaccine is approved for kids. This will help lessen the number of new cases in Ontario over the coming months, according to the advisory table’s projections.

Friday’s modelling data was released ahead of an afternoon media conference with Premier Doug Ford at which he is anticipated to announce the lifting of further pandemic-era restrictions, including those surrounding restaurants and bars.