May 6th, 2020

FACT CHECK: Ontario needs to ramp up testing before re-opening businesses

QUEEN’S PARK — The Ford government missed its own, lowered testing targets again Wednesday.

  • Ford’s initial target for May 6: 18,900 tests per day
  • Ford’s downgraded target for May 6: 16,000 tests per day
  • Tests completed May 6: 12,961
  • Cumulatively short of initial target: 155,207

“A massive increase in COVID-19 testing within the community is necessary to re-open businesses, parks and services. The fewer tests Ontario does, the greater the risk is for people out there. Doug Ford’s job is to fix this problem, not to complain about it,” said Andrea Horwath, Leader of the Official Opposition New Democrats.