· The Federal Government announced additional support for Indigenous peoples living in urban centres and off reserve

 Shared how they have supported Indigenous people throughout pandemic, reiterated other
recent investments made and highlighted the Indigenous Community Support Fund
 Providing an additional $75 million in new funding for organizations that address the critical needs of the over 1 million Indigenous people living in urban centres and off reserves
 This will support more community-based projects during this crisis, including food security, mental health support services and sanitation and protective equipment
 Funding for projects will start rolling out in the coming week
 Reminded everyone physical distancing means 2-metre distance to others, urged Canadians to follow Dr. Tam’s advice: keep washing hands, stay home and if you need to, wear a mask – it’s the best way to protect yourself and others
 Ended announcement by sharing more than 230 new officers are graduating from Royal Military College of Canada


· The Premier announced $20 million Ontario COVID-19 Rapid Research Fund to focus on areas of research such as vaccine development, diagnostics, drug trials and development and social sciences

 Province Announces First Phase of Research Projects to Fight COVID-19
 Reiterated finding a vaccine is the only way to get rid of the virus
 Announced $20 million for Ontario COVID-19 Rapid Research Fund focusing on areas of
research such as vaccine development, diagnostics, drug trials and development and social sciences
 Additionally Ontario is leading the country with 22 clinical trials investigating COVID-19 vaccines and treatments –11 of which are approved by Health Canada
 The province is moving forward with 15 high-quality and promising proposals in Ontario for virus testing, vaccine research, food security impacts


· Dr. Kurji was asked to join the province’s Rapid Response Table; the group will meet on a regular basis to review key data and information, quickly identify emerging trends and deploy targeted support and resources

· York Region provides advice on how to care for someone with COVID-19

Below is a summary of the detailed information contained in the Interactive Dashboard – Cases at //

2,142 total confirmed cases 29 new cases* since yesterday 76 confirmed cases in hospital, 20 of which are in Intensive Care 276 cases among health care workers, of which 167 cases have resolved* 3 new fatalities

· 171 total confirmed fatalities

1,127 resolved cases, which equals about 53%

· 19 institutional outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols:

o 11 Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes

o 6 Community Care Settings

o 1 Hospital

o 1 Child Care Centre

· 37 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 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:

· 24,187 total cases (18,509 resolved); with 1,993 related fatalities in Ontario

· 80,555 total cases (453 increase in last 24 hours); with 6,062 related fatalities in Canada

· Over 4.89 million total cases worldwide with cases in 216 countries, areas or territories; 323,256 related fatalities reported to WHO


1 new case reported today