On February 01st, 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 270,925 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ontario reported to date. Compared to the previous day, this represents:
- An increase of 745 confirmed cases
- An increase of 14 deaths
- A recovery of 2,297 confirmed cases
This equates a net value of 745 - 2,297 cases, or -1,552 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".