May 22, 2020 by mayorpellegrini | May 22, 2020 | COVID-19 Update KEY UPDATES FEDERAL Prime Minister Trudeau began his announcement by extending his condolences to those impacted by the tragic Pakistan Airlines crash — Yesterday, Prime Minster Trudeau participated in his tenth weekly call with Canada’s Premiers, which focused on how to safely re-open the economy and ramp up contact tracing capacity— In order for restrictions to be loosened, strong collaborative action is required to accelerate testing, contact tracing and data collection — Specific steps are required to successfully re-open safely: o Need to scale up testing capacity across the country o Accelerate ability to complete contact tracing— Canada Public Health officials have capacity to complete 3,600 contact tracing calls per day— Additional 1,700 Statistics Canada employees are trained and available to assist with contact tracing— Federal government is already supporting Ontario with contact tracing – this is available to any other jurisdiction that requires support o Share data collected across all jurisdictions –Prime Minister Trudeau concluded his remarks by addressing acts of racism against Asian Canadians, reiterating that hate and discrimination is unacceptable and has no place in Canada PROVINCIAL Ontario Tools Grant Program to launch this summer helping up to 11,500 trade apprentices get a head start on their career— Forgiving over $10 million in loans from existing Tools For Loans Program – about $500 back to almost 19,000 apprentices— Through the Unite Here Local 75, investing nearly $2 million to create a Virtual Action Centre to help impacted workers upgrade their skills YORK REGION Our dedicated web page at york.ca/covid19 will undergo a facelift and restructuring tonight with the new page live as of May 23 featuring an improved user experience and enhanced data reporting available through a centralized dashboard; York Region will issue a media release to promote the new features and a live demonstration of the interactive dashboard will be delivered at Council next week Minister Lecce, Minister of Education, issued a statement in response to the ratification of the final central agreements with teachers and education workers The Ontario government is forgiving $10 million in outstanding loans and providing $10 million in new funding to support trade apprentices and hospitality workers York Region celebrates public works staff as they demonstrate the #SpiritofYR daily 2,191 total confirmed cases 49 new cases* since yesterday76 confirmed cases in hospital, 19 of which are in Intensive Care283 cases among health care workers, of which 172 cases have resolved*1 new fatality172 total confirmed fatalities 1,153 resolved cases, which equals about 53%19 institutional outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols: 11 Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes 6 Community Care Settings 1 Hospital 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 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: 24,628 total cases (18,767 resolved); with 2,021 related fatalities in Ontario 81,765 total cases (441 increase in last 24 hours); with 6,180 related fatalities in Canada · Over 4.99 million total cases worldwide with cases in 216 countries, areas or territories; 327,821 related fatalities reported to WHO KING TOWNSHIP It is with the sincerest condolences that I report the 3rd death; an 86 year old gentleman. He was a resident of King that was at the Reactivation Care Centre – Mackenzie Health when it was in outbreak. That is where he was exposed to covid-19. The individual was then transferred to Southlake Hospital and sadly passed while in hospital.