May 18, 2020 by mayorpellegrini | May 18, 2020 | COVID-19 Update KEY UPDATES Happy Victoria Day our official celebration of the current Queens Birthday. · There were no federal or provincial announcements today; both governments are expected to make announcements tomorrow · Fewer Ontarians seeking mental health support according to new data released by the Canadian Mental Health Association · York Region asks residents to share their #SpiritofYR stories by visiting york.ca/spiritofyr Giving back can benefit your mental health while supporting the well-being and vitality of your community; information on ways to help others during this time was shared on the Region’s Twitter and Facebook Interactive Dashboard – Cases at //york.ca/covid19; 2,056 total confirmed cases 19 new cases* since yesterday78 confirmed cases in hospital, 20 of which are in Intensive Care267 cases among health care workers, of which 159 cases have resolved*3 new fatalities · 162 total confirmed fatalities 1,060 resolved cases, which equals about 51% · 25 institutional outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols: o 13 Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes o 9 Community Care Settings o 2 Hospital o 1 Child Care Centre § All About Kids emergency child care in Markham is experiencing an active outbreak · 30 institutional outbreaks declared over o Canadian Back Institute – Haines in Newmarket has now recovered *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: · 22,957 total cases (17,638 resolved); with 1,904 related deaths in Ontario · 77,306 total cases (1,102 increase in last 24 hours); with 5,805 related deaths in Canada · Over 4.6 million total cases worldwide with cases in 215 countries, areas or territories; 312,009 related deaths reported to WHO KING TOWNSHIP Did not experience any new cases today.