Prime Minister (PM) Trudeau began his announcement stating the Canadian Armed Forces have made some troubling observations in Ontario long-term care (LTC) homes; PM spoke with Premier Ford about the report today and the Premier will address the findings publicly in his press conference.
Provided an update on PPE:
o Over the last 10 weeks, 40 flights arrived in Canada with medical supplies
o Announced government has signed a contract with General Motors (Oshawa Plant) to produce 10 million facemasks
o Currently supporting businesses making test kits and producing reagent
o Signed a new contract for 10,000 ventilators
To continue feeding Canadians while supporting farmers and youth, the government is funding 700 youth jobs in the agri-food industry
Prime Minister Trudeau concluded his remarks stating on Thursday he will convene a meeting with the UN Secretary General and Jamaican Prime Minister to look at global challenges for developing countries and possible solutions through international cooperation
Premier addressed the military’s report into five long-term care homes:
o Orchard Villa, Pickering: 77 deaths (as of yesterday)
o Altamont Care Community, Scarborough: 52 deaths (as of yesterday)
o Eatonville, Etobicoke: 42 deaths (as of May 23)
o Hawthorne Place, North York: 43 deaths (as of May 23)
o Holland Christian Homes Grace Manor, Brampton: 11 deaths (as of yesterday)
Working around the clock to stabilize our hardest hit long-term care homes
We called in the military because these homes were having serious problems and more help was needed
Didn’t fully know what these residents were dealing with until yesterday when we read the report
Report was horrific, heart-breaking, gut-wrenching and shocking
As hard as it is to read, the public must see it – reports to be released in its entirety; highlights infection control and quality of care issues
There will be accountability and justice:
o There will be a full investigation
o Asked military to extend mission by 30 days
Results of investigations and any criminal charges will be made public
Must serve as a wake-up call for the entire country
COVID-19 exposed deep cracks in our health care system that has been neglected for decades– up to us to face it and fix it
Called on the Prime Minister to help fix this problem – can’t do it alone
The Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area Mayors and Chairs advocate for Federal and Provincial support as the economy re-opens.
York Region provides public health guidance as businesses re-open their doors through a Re-opening and Resuming Business Toolkit on york.ca/covid19forbusiness;
Leadbetter Meats in Stouffville shows their #SpiritofYR by donating meals and flowers to our community agencies helping our most vulnerable during this crisis
Below is a summary of the detailed information contained in the Interactive Dashboard – Cases at //york.ca/covid19
2,308 total confirmed cases 33 cases* since yesterday 67 confirmed cases in hospital, 16 of which are in Intensive Care 293 cases among health care workers, of which 204 cases have resolved*6 new fatalities188 total confirmed fatalities 1,420 resolved cases, which equals about 62% 11 institutional outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols: 7 Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes 2 Community Care Settings 0 Hospital 1 Child Care Centre1 Emergency Housing 46 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.
NEW: All dashboard data, including case demographics and institutional outbreaks (including the number of resident and health care worker positive cases) can be found by clicking on the “COVID-19 in York Region” box, or for quick reference, is available here. The data can still be filtered by municipality.
26,191 total cases (19,958 resolved); with 2,123 related fatalities in Ontario 85,998 total cases (895 increase in last 24 hours); with 6,566 related fatalities in Canada (113 new in the last 24 hours)
· Over 5.40 million total cases worldwide with cases in 216 countries, areas or territories; 343,562 related fatalities reported to WHO
No new cases reported today!