COVID-19 Update for May 4, 2020 – 2:00pm
Today, Premier Doug Ford provided an update on COVID-19 testing, noting that more than 342,000 tests have been completed in Ontario to date and the province is now leading Canada in both total and per capita testing. The Premier also said that Ontario is completing more than 16,000 tests per day, nearly a week ahead of their original target of May 6, set three weeks ago.
Ontario Significantly Increases Daily Lab Testing
In partnership with Ontario Health, Public Health Ontario, local public health units and hospital and community laboratories, the Ontario government has developed an integrated laboratory system with testing being carried out in hospitals, long-term care homes, group homes, shelters, emergency child care centres and other congregate settings. “We’re now exceeding our target of 16,000 tests a day, with many of those tests aimed at protecting our long-term care residents and staff. This important milestone provides a strong foundation for gradually reopening our economy and getting people back to work, while protecting the health and safety of all Ontarians.”
The government is also making testing results available to patients through a user-friendly online portal.
If you have any questions about this update, please let us know.
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 organization below:
- Toronto – Food Banks Canada
- Thunder Bay – Food Banks North West
- Hamilton/Niagara – Hamilton Food Share
- Alberta – Hope Mission
Stay safe. Stay healthy.
The Enterprise Team