Prime Minister indicated 265 Canadian Armed forces members have been deployed to five long term care facilities; thanked all those deployed and front-line workers for their dedication

· 1,200 Canadian Rangers have been deployed to help with the fight against COVID-19 – by next week 1,350 military personnel expected to be in action

· Today announced all provinces and territories have confirmed, or are in the process of confirming, plans to cost share wage top-ups for essential workers

· Provinces and territories will determine who qualifies for wage increase

· Emphasized “If you are risking your health to keep this country moving and you are making minimum wage, you deserve a raise”


The Premier announced trends are improving and the province now has developed a framework in collaboration with the hospitals to gradually resume elective surgeries and medical procedures

· The province understands there has been a lot of anxiety for those in need of priority cardiac and cancer surgeries and help is on the way

· Hospitals and patients are preparing – but there is no firm timeline on when surgeries and procedures will resume


· Today is National Child and Youth Mental Health Day; family mental health coping resources and strategies are available at

In York Region as of May 7, at 5 p.m. there are:

1,767 confirmed cases 35 new cases* since yesterday74 confirmed cases in hospital, 13 of which are in Intensive Care 90 cases among health care workers, of which 62 cases have resolved (69%)

· 2 new fatalities

· 126 total confirmed deaths

843 resolved cases, which equals about 48%

· 40 institutional outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols:

o 16 Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes

o 23 Community Care Settings

o 1 Hospital

· 7 institutional outbreaks declared over


*Data quality is an on-going process and may result, from time to time, in our reported case numbers not matching up day-over-day.

The comprehensive list of outbreaks (including the number of resident and health care worker positive cases) is available on The data can be filtered by municipality.

To access this list, select the blue drop-down menu titled Interactive Dashboard – Outbreaks in Long-Term Care and Community Care Settings

As of this morning, there are:

· 19,121 total cases (13,569 resolved); with 1,477 related deaths in Ontario

· 63,895 total cases (399 increase in last 24 hours); with 4,280 related deaths in Canada

· Over 3.67 million total cases worldwide with cases in 215 countries, areas or territories; 254,199 related deaths


4th day without any new cases.