On February 02nd, 2021 Public Health Ontario recorded that there were less newly confirmed cases than newly recovered cases, with its daily epidemiological summary (archived at Ministry of Health) as:
There are a total of 272,097 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ontario reported to date. Compared to the previous day, this represents:
- An increase of 1,172 confirmed cases
- An increase of 67 deaths
- A recovery of 1,745 confirmed cases
This equates a net value of 1,172 - 1,745 cases, or -573 cases. For these alarming numbers, we have been forced to perpetuate a lockdown (not a lockdown, but only a state of emergency) to "reduce the numbers".