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He said in some parts of the province, the reproduction number or R0 has fallen to about 0.8

In more positive news, Williams said that for the first time, Ontario’s basic reproduction number has fallen below one, meaning that on average, each newly infected person is passing the virus on to less than one other person.

He said in some parts of the province, the reproduction number or R0 has fallen to about 0.8, but in other parts, it remains well above 1, closer to 1.3.

The 477 new cases confirmed on Friday translate into a positive rate of about 2.9 per cent on the more than 16,000 tests conducted. That’s up marginally from a positive rate of around 2.6 per cent on about 1,000 thousand fewer tests one day prior but is down from May 6 when there were 412 confirmed cases on just under 13,000 tests.

Written by Colin Henderson

May 9, 2020 at 09:13

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