Ontario’s premier says the province is experiencing a second wave of COVID-19 and all options are on the table to combat a surge in cases.
Doug Ford says the 700 new cases reported in Ontario today — the highest recorded daily increase since the start of the pandemic — are very concerning.
He says the second wave has the potential to be worse than the first experienced in the spring.
Ford is urging people to follow public health rules to limit the wave’s severity.
Ontario’s chief medical officer of health says the province must work to flatten the curve of the virus again to allow hospitals to respond without being overwhelmed.
Dr. David Williams says people became too casual as virus numbers had improved in late August and must now be more vigilant.
Ford has also announced an additional $52 million to hire 3,700 more nurses and personal support workers to help address the virus.
Shawn Jeffords, The Canadian Press
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