COVID-19 Update for April 10, 2020 – 1:30pm
Premier Ford Daily Press Conference Update
Premier Doug Ford announced today that Ontario is committed to doubling the number of COVID-19 tests to 8,000 a day by April 15 and 14,000 a day by April 29. Ontario will be pre-emptively testing for priority populations, including:
- Hospital inpatients;
- Residents of long-term care and retirement homes;
- Health care workers, caregivers, care providers, paramedics, and first responders, including police and firefighters;
- Remote, isolated, rural and Indigenous communities;
- Other congregate living centres, including homeless shelters, prisons and group homes;
- Specific vulnerable populations, including patients undergoing chemotherapy or hemodialysis and requiring transplants, as well as pregnant persons, newborns and cross-border workers; and
- Other essential workers, as defined by provincial orders.
The government has also updated its list of symptoms related to COVID-19. These changes include a hoarse voice, difficulty swallowing, loss of sense of smell or taste, diarrhea or nausea/vomiting.
For seniors, there are additional symptoms including chills, delirium with no other obvious reason, falls, acute functional decline, increased heart rate and decreased blood pressure. These updated symptoms are in addition to difficulty breathing, fever, cough, muscle aches, fatigue, headache, sore throat and runny nose.
You can read the government’s complete news release here.
We hope you are finding these COVID-19 updates useful. In addition to trying to keep on top of the fast-changing situation, Enterprise is also working to support local charities during these challenging times. If you are able, your contributions to this effort would be deeply appreciated.
To donate, please click on the link.
- Toronto – https://www.foodbankscanada.ca/
- Hamilton/Niagara – https://www.hamiltonfoodshare.org
- Alberta – https://hopemission.com/
Stay safe. Stay healthy.
The Enterprise Team