Jan24 COVID Fraud: -490 Cases

On January 24th, 2021 Public Health Ontario recorded that there were less newly confirmed cases than newly recovered cases, with its daily epidemiological summary (locally archived here) as:

There are a total of 256,960 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ontario reported to date. Compared to the previous day, this represents:

  • An increase of 1,958 confirmed cases (percent change of -19.0%)
  • An increase of 43 deaths (percent change of -14.0%)
  • An increase of 2,448 resolved cases (percent change of -11.3%)

This equates a net value of 1,958 - 2,448 cases, or -490 cases. For these alarming numbers, we have been forced into a lockdown (not a lockdown, but only a state of emergency) to "reduce the numbers".

Why the fuck do you need panic to REDUCE a negative number?