Major decision taken by Ontario that COVID-19 testing has been lacking, and the officials are working to change that, as the number of cases is continuing to rise. By the end of April means by April 29, the province has committed to conducting 14,000 tests every day. According to the CTV News the province only issued 3,200 tests on 7-8 April. As these numbers as “unacceptable,” Premier Doug Ford has promised to do better. Ontario has taken a challenge to complete around 8000 tests every day by 10th April.
By 29th April, there will be 14000 tests per day as they will increase the number test per day according to a news release. By expanding the test capacity they cases can be found faster which could reduce the spread and can save many lives. Almost there are 100 operational COVID-19 assessment centres in Ontario which are currently working.
Priority for the testing will be given only to those who are most at risk, which also includes hospital in-patients, frontline workers, essential workers, the homeless, and those with compromised immune systems. There have been around 6000 and above cases crossed in Ontario till date.
However, around 92,672 tests have been done since 15 January, 2020. Almost 14000 tests a day will be able to reach a number in just six or seven days. Whereas, by increasing the number of test each day the cases can be identifies early and can contain them and prevent by putting more and more people at risk. For the persons those who are very much concerned they may be experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, the Government of Canada has also created an online self-assessment tool, which can help Canadians to find out if they could potentially have the disease, by asking few series of questions.