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Coronavirus: Ford says Ontario leading North America in testing as Canada announces rapid test deal

CA, 30 Sep 2020
Ontario Premier Doug Ford said on Tuesday that the province is “leading North America” in COVID-19 testing, “with the exception of the State of Illinois," with an average of 40,000 daily tests done.

Ford made the comments after the federal government announced they're purchasing millions of Abbott Laboratories rapid COVID-19 tests, a move praised by Ford as he said the new test will be a “game-changer” for Ontario.

Ontario will be hitting a total of over four million tests soon, more than all Canadian provinces combined, Ford said.

Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s chief public health officer, has said that Ontario is testing more than any other province and their test positivity rate is relatively low as the premier tightened restrictions on gatherings amid a rise in cases.

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