Ontario Science Table to release new COVID-19 projections as cases rise

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TORONTO — A group of scientists advising the Ontario government on COVID-19 is to release its latest pandemic projections today.

The COVID-19 Science Table is expected to publish its modelling at 11 a.m.

It comes amid a resurgence of COVID-19 cases that prompted the province to put further reopening plans on hold.

Settings where proof of vaccination is still required for entry — including nightclubs, strip clubs and bathhouses — will not see their capacity limits lifted on Monday as expected, and will instead have to wait until mid-December.

Dr. Kieran Moore, chief medical officer of health, said he made the decision because of rising case counts and test positivity rates.

Yesterday, the seven-day average of new COVID-19 cases sat at 532, compared to 383 a week earlier.

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