Ontario health officials give COVID-19 update after 3rd state of emergency issued | LIVE

Ontario health officials give COVID-19 update after 3rd state of emergency issued | LIVE

Ontario’s chief medical officer of health Dr. David Williams and associate chief medical officer of health Dr. Barbara Yaffe are expected to deliver an update on the province’s COVID-19 numbers on Thursday following its third state of emergency declaration and a new stay-at-home order.

The order began at 12:01 a.m. Thursday and will remain in effect for four weeks. Officials said it means residents must stay home except for essential reasons, including going grocery shopping, picking up prescription medication, accessing health care, going to work when it cannot be done remotely and exercising close to home.

Plus, Ontario is reporting 3,295 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing the provincial total to 374,112.

Thursday’s case count is higher than Wednesday’s which saw 3,215 new infections. On Tuesday, 3,065 new cases were recorded and 2,938 on Monday. It also marks the highest daily increase since Jan. 17.

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