May 16, 2020 by mayorpellegrini | May 16, 2020 | COVID-19 Update KEY UPDATES FEDERAL Health Canada approved the first Canadian clinical trials for a potential COVID-19 vaccine at the Canadian Centre for Vaccinology at Dalhousie University Charities requiring financial assistance to address the pandemic can apply for funding as of May 19, 2020 from the $350 million Emergency Community Support Fund Child Care Benefit will increase again in July for the cost of living adjustment; will raise maximum benefit to $6,765 per child under age 6 and $5,708 per child aged 6-17 Up to $100 million in new funding to help the Red Cross meet increased demand The $40 million announced on April 4, 2020 for women fleeing gender-based violence has now been disbursed to over 500 women’s shelters and sexual assault centres across Canada PROVINCIAL There were no provincial announcements today; on Tuesday the Province is expected to provide an update on education, child care, schools, expanding social gatherings rules and restriction on long-term care visits YORK REGION · York Region Public Health is currently supporting Markham Stouffville Hospital with a COVID-19 outbreak; 7 staff have tested positive with no patient exposures given where the outbreak was declared · York Region Public Health has completed the coordination of enhanced surveillance testing in Long Term Care Homes, Retirement Homes and Child Care Centres · Hospitals that are prepared to will soon start scheduling surgeries · Ontario Association of Paramedic Chiefs remind people to call 911 immediately if help is needed – don’t hesitate · York Region reminds residents of increased monitoring in York Regional Forest and what to do if venturing out · York Region Waste Depots open during regular service hours with some service reductions · York Region Police Association donates meals to our three regional hospitals showing their #SpiritofYR · Newmarket Hyundai delivered 25 vehicles (free of charge) to front-line medicals workers in need at Southlake Regional Health Centre 1,994 total confirmed cases 21 cases* since yesterday 81 confirmed cases in hospital, 21 of which are in Intensive Care 253 cases among health care workers, of which 148 cases have resolved*4 new fatalities · 152 total confirmed fatalities 1,004 resolved cases, which equals about 50% · 29 institutional outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols: o 15 Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes o 12 Community Care Settings o 2 Hospital · 25 institutional outbreaks declared over *Data quality is an ongoing process and may result in the more/less cases reported on a day-over-day basis or other changes to how cases are classified (e.g., municipality, acquisition, etc.). These data quality activities have also resulted in the re-categorization of individuals. Data quality activities do not increase or decrease total case counts. The comprehensive list of outbreaks (including the number of resident and health care worker positive cases) is available on york.ca/covid19 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: · 22,313 total cases (17,020 resolved); with 1,858 related fatalities in Ontario · 75,004 total cases (391 increase in last 24 hours); with 5,595 related fatalities in Canada · Over 4.4 million total cases worldwide with cases in 216 countries, areas or territories; 302,169 related fatalities reported to WHO; 1.6 million have recovered KING TOWNSHIP No new cases reported today. Total confirmed cases of 25, of which 19 resolved, sadly 2 deaths, 1 hospitalized, 2 self isolating and 1 under investigation.