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Ottawa, Apr 29 (Canadian Media): Ontario public health officials have failed to understand why Ontario communities are still contracting COVID-19 despite six weeks of workplace closures, physical distancing, and stay-at-home messages, media reports said.
While roughly half of Ontario's new cases of the coronavirus being among residents and staff of long-term care homes, other front-line health workers, but the sources of infection of the remaining cases, are not often specified.
During his daily briefing on Tuesday Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. David Williams said he is looking for answers to questions such as who is getting infected, its demographics, and which locations being affected most.
Dr David Williams (Centre). Twitter
Concerned about the continued evidence of community spread of new cases reported outside of long-term care and other institutional settings and added that some individuals who are still not adhering strictly to the social distancing, Williams said he wants Ontario's public health units to collect more specific information about likely sources of transmission among new cases.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford said Tuesday that it was precisely for this reason that we have to be extra careful about opening up the economy.