· Prime Minister Trudeau did not address the media today


• Premier Ford began his announcement acknowledging action needs to be taken to fix long-term care in Ontario
• He announced the province is committed to creating 30,000 long-term care beds over the next 10 years and is investing $1.75 billion to kick-start the development of long-term care beds in Ontario
• Today’s announcement will result in an estimated 8,000 new long-term care beds and 12,000 redeveloped long-term care beds; he indicated this is a first step in a number of new initiatives being put forward to meet their target
• Premier Ford announced the government will dedicate the necessary funding to ensure long-term care homes have working air conditioning; the province is also mandating air conditioning for all new or redeveloped long-term care projects


· For Wednesday, July 15, 2020, York Region closed its lone remaining outbreak – at Woodbridge Visa Care Community LTC; this will be reflected on our dashboard tomorrow

· York Region has developed a Face Mask Dos and Don’ts video to help educate residents on the Medical Officer of Health’s face mask and covering instruction and provide tips on the safe use of masks

· York Region has developed a comprehensive Face Mask FAQ document located at and


Below is a summary of the detailed information contained in the Interactive Dashboard – Cases at // As of July 15, 2020, at 5 p.m. there are:

3,180 total confirmed cases 11 new cases* since yesterday, 23 confirmed cases in hospital, 9 of which are in Intensive Care352 cases among health care workers, of which 326 cases have resolved*No new fatalities249 total confirmed fatalities 2,637 resolved cases0 institutional outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols66 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.


As of this morning, there are:

More than 13.1 million total cases worldwide (185,836 new) with cases in 216 countries, area or territories; 574,464 related fatalities reported by the World Health Organization (WHO)108,486 total cases (331 new); with 8,798 related fatalities in Canada (8 new); 72, 383 resolved in Canada (as of July 14, 7:15 p.m.)

· 37,052 total cases (102 new); with 2,732 related fatalities; 32,920 resolved in Ontario


NO new cases reported today