May 28, 2020 by mayorpellegrini | May 28, 2020 | COVID-19 Update KEY UPDATES FEDERAL Instead of a daily press briefing the Prime Minister delivered remarks at the United Nations High-Level Event on Financing for Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond, which tackled critical finance issue to address economic devastation caused by COVID-19 and United Nations commitment to decisively facilitate global solutions to address the global economic crisis and its effects on the most vulnerable PROVINCIAL · The province adds dentists, optometrists, massage therapists amongst others to a list of health care providers the Ontario government says can gradually re-open; various health regulatory bodies are establishing safety protocols to be met before service providers re-open The Premier began his address discussing the measures Ontario and law enforcement agencies are taking in response to the military’s LTC report (the multiple investigations, independent commission happening in July, LTC inspections) To further protect seniors and staff in long-term care homes, the Premier announced the government will be extending the mandate of the Incident Management System (IMS) Long-term Care Table Mentioned one round of COVID-19 testing has occurred in all LTC homes and a second round of testing is underway YORK REGION York Region has partnered with Findhelp/211 to develop the COVID-19 Community Services and Facility Finder; the new tool is designed to help people access updated and reliable information about programs and services in their community York Region and the province reach preliminary agreement towards Yonge North subway extension – the $5.6 billion project is expected to create 60,000 jobs York Region food bank partners with YMCA GTA to help those in need Below is a summary of the detailed information contained in the Interactive Dashboard – Cases at //york.ca/covid19 2,364 total confirmed cases 9 cases* since yesterday63 confirmed cases in hospital, 15 of which are in Intensive Care299 cases among health care workers, of which 229 cases have resolved*No new fatalities193 total confirmed fatalities 1,561 resolved cases, which equals about 66%13 institutional outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols: 7 Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes 4 Community Care Settings 0 Hospital 1 Child Care Centre1 Emergency Housing 47 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. 26,866 total cases (20,673 resolved); with 2,189 related fatalities in Ontario 87,902 total cases (383 increase in last 24 hours); with 6,799 related fatalities in Canada (34 new in the last 24 hours) · Over 5.59 million total cases worldwide with cases in 216 countries, areas or territories; 353,373 related fatalities reported to WHO KING TOWNSHIP No new cases reported today.