FACT CHECK – Ontario Behind Other Jurisdictions on COVID Testing

A News Brief from Ontario Official Opposition New Democratic Party

Posted May 12th, 2020 on Niagara At Large

Earlier this May 12th Ontario Premier Doug Ford stated, “I also have to remind everyone we’re leading the country now in tests, overall and per capita. We’re going to continue on this pace. We’re one of the leaders in testing globally worldwide per capita.”

A review of testing data shows that Ontario is behind many other countries and provinces when measured on a per capita basis:

Number of tests conducted per million population:

Spain                   52,781

Portugal              50,767

Belgium              50,451

Italy                     42,439

Russia                 38,625

Switzerland        35,772

Germany            32,891

Canada               30,099

Ontario               29,747


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One response to “FACT CHECK – Ontario Behind Other Jurisdictions on COVID Testing

  1. His arrogance allows him to deny and lie about everything that has happened . Poor Ford thinks most of us lack the basic intelligence to not see through him . Now , he has insulted hospital workers by denying them all a well deserved raise. He has destroyed everything he touches.
    Our medical advisors are fighting covid -19 and DOUG FORD. He will do what he wants irregardless of his fellow man as long as he is taken care of.


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