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Ontario set to release data on how many could die of COVID-19

Ford says the numbers may be hard to hear and should serve as a wake-up call for some Ontario residents
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People get exercise outside on the lake shore path along Lake Ontario in Toronto on Thursday, April 2, 2020. Health officials and the government has asks that people stay inside to help curb the spread of the coronavirus also known as COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford is set to release data today showing how many people could die of COVID-19 under a number of different scenarios.

Ford says the numbers may be hard to hear and should serve as a wake-up call for some Ontario residents.

But he says the public has the right to have access to the same information as him when making decisions about their health.

Ford describes the situation as extremely serious and is urging everyone to practise physical distancing as much as possible.

Medical experts will provide a briefing that includes the new data, but few details were immediately available.

Provincewide, there were nearly 2,800 cases of COVID-19 as of yesterday, including 53 deaths and 831 resolved.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 3, 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

The Canadian Press