Ford reflects on 3 months since emergency declaration
(Courtesy of the Premier's YouTube channel)
It’s been three months to the day since Ontario declared its state of emergency in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Premier Doug Ford started his daily address by looking back at what Ontario has accomplished over the past few months.
Ford thanked all Ontarians for their various efforts in ensuring the province has a sufficient supply of personal protective equipment.
He says thanks to their help, Ontario secured over 10,000 ventilators, 123-million masks, four-million face shields, 173-million surgical gloves, and 21-million gowns.
Joining Ford was Ontario’s Minister of Health who said for the fourth day in a row Ontario reported fewer than 200 new cases of COVID-19.
Christine Elliot says for more than a week now the province has added more resolved than new cases meaning fewer and fewer active cases.
Elliot says since Tuesday of last week there are over 1,400 fewer active cases in Ontario.
She says hospitalizations, ICU admissions and patients on ventilators also continue to decline every day, with a clear majority of public health units reporting fewer than five cases a day and many of them reporting no new cases at all.