Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer issued a statement on COVID-19 in lieu of an in-person update to the media Ontario government made amendments to the Retirement Homes Act:
o Additional emergency funding to eligible residents
o Employers can provide pandemic pay without negotiating separate terms with bargaining agents
o Support better collaboration between retirement homes and public health authorities
Ontario government extended the suspension of time-of-use pricing for electricity:
o Introduce a fixed price of 12.8 cents per kWh, effective June 1 to October 31, 2020
Effective May 31, drive-in theatres and batting cage facilities will be permitted to re-open in Ontario
· Effective June 1, backcountry camping will be available at Ontario Parks and Crown Lands:
o Must following current restrictions – no more than five people at campsite unless from same household
o Closure of all other overnight camping and some day-use activities at Ontario Parks and conservation reserves extended to June 14
· York Region continues to promote testing at three local Assessment Centres across social media channels
Resident shares thanks at #SpiritofYR as Paramedic Services Week comes to an end
Below is a summary of the detailed information contained in the Interactive Dashboard – Cases at york.ca/covid19
2,412 total confirmed cases 29 new cases* since yesterday 43 confirmed cases in hospital, 16 of which are in Intensive Care309 cases among health care workers, of which 267 cases have resolved*6 new fatalities208 total confirmed fatalities 1,757 resolved cases15 institutional outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols: 7 Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes 6 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.
As of this morning, there are:
27,533 total cases (21,353 resolved); with 2,247 related fatalities in Ontario 89,741 total cases (885 increase in last 24 hours); with 6,996 related fatalities in Canada (78 new in the last 24 hours)
· Over 5.81 million total cases worldwide with cases in 216 countries, areas or territories; 362,786 related fatalities reported to WHO
No new case reported today!