· The federal government did not hold an in-person announcement today, however Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam issued an update earlier today on COVID-19
The Premier began his announcement acknowledging the province is preparing carefully and thoughtfully about next steps towards Stage 3; he references the United States as the reason we need to proceed with caution
The government is bringing forth legislation to lift the Provincial Declaration of Emergency in the near future while continuing to give front-line health care workers the tools and powers they need to keep the province safe, such as limiting long-term care staff to working at one home, allowing public health units to redeploy staff for contact tracing and enabling the construction of temporary health care facilities
The legislation will extend emergency orders into next year, and up to two years, but would not allow the province to create any new emergency orders; they can only amend or remove existing orders
· For Tuesday, July 7, 2020, York Region recorded no new fatalities and no changes to current or resolved outbreaks
o 105,935 confirmed cases with 66% now recovered
o 8,693 fatalities
o Over the past week, an average of 38,000 people were tested daily, with 1% testing positive
· Indigenous Services Canada reports First Nations on-reserve have four times lower case rate than that of the general Canadian population, three times less fatalities and a 30% higher recovery rate
· The federal government announces Final Components of Phase 2 of the COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund for Cultural, Heritage and Sport Organizations
· Today, Ontario legislation passed to help deliver subways, faster
· The Provincial government tables Legislation to Protect Public Health as Economy Reopens
· York Region welcomes Ontario’s actions toward transit-oriented communities
· Splash pads are now open and York Region provides tips to stay COVID-19 and sun safe
CASE NUMBERS IN YORK REGION:
Below is a summary of the detailed information contained in the Interactive Dashboard – Cases at //york.ca/covid19data. As of July 7, 2020, at 5 p.m. there are:
3,104 total confirmed cases 26 new cases* since yesterday, 30 confirmed cases in hospital, 11 of which are in Intensive Care347 cases among health care workers, of which 322 cases have resolved*0 new fatalities247 total confirmed fatalities 2,494 resolved cases2 institutional outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols 1 Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes 1 Community Care Settings 0 Hospital 0 Child Care Centre0 Emergency Housing 64 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.
All dashboard data, including workplace outbreaks, 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.
COMBINED CASE NUMBERS:
As of this morning, there are:
More than 11.5 million total cases worldwide with cases in 216 countries, areas or territories; 535,759 related fatalities reported to WHO105,935 total cases (399 new); with 8,693 related fatalities in Canada (9 new); 69,570 resolved in Canada (as of July 6, 7 p.m.)
· 36,060 total cases (112 new); with 2,691 related fatalities; 31,603 resolved in Ontario
1 new case reported today bring our total to 47.
35 Resolved, sadly 3 deaths, 1 in hospital, 6 self-isolating and 2 under investigation.