Flu shot campaign first pillar of Ontario fall pandemic preparedness plan: Ford

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Hastings-Prince Edward Public Health, meanwhile, reported no new viral cases and has not logged any new cases since September 5.

The province is reporting 153 cases from Toronto, 95 from Peel, and 90 from Ottawa.

There are three reported deaths and 196 resolved cases since the previous report.

We now have 88 COVID-19 patients in the hospital and 24 are in the ICU.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford is expected to announce more details on his COVID-19 fall preparedness plan at a news conference today. Elliott says the province is aiming to process 50,000 tests daily in the coming days.

Ontario Ministry of Health recorded a total 47,752 COVID-19 cases and a reported 2,832 deaths to date.

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Ontario completed 35,436 coronavirus tests Tuesday, and as of Wednesday 48,079 cases were under investigation, which includes those awaiting test results.

Transport Canada regulations state that a passenger will not be allowed into a restricted area at any airport in Canada for 14 days after the day of the elevated reading, unless they provide a medical certificate certifying that the elevated temperature is not related to COVID-19. "This is a top priority to keep these very vulnerable citizens safe and healthy".

Long-Term Care Minister Merrilee Fullerton countered that there is more personal protective equipment available than during the first wave.

There are 28 outbreaks in Ontario's 626 nursing homes, with new infections in four residents and two staff.

Elliott said via Twitter Wednesday morning that 69 per cent of new cases were identified in people under 40.

Rob Ferguson is a Toronto-based reporter covering Ontario politics for the Star.

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