· Prime Minister Trudeau did not address the media today

· Government of Canada has proposed changes to the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy, including an extension to December 19, 2020


Premier Ford began his announcement thanking the Medical Innovation Xchange in Waterloo for their innovation in meeting the challenges of COVID-19
• Premier announced a made-in-Ontario Intellectual Property Action Plan that will ensure researchers and innovators will benefit from the valuable intellectual property they are creating
• Premier wants to keep the value of homegrown ideas in the province, rather than seeing intellectual property in Ontario exported overseas
• The province is moving forward with 20 more research projects through the COVID-19 Rapid Research Fund


· York Region has shared a number of social media and promotional materials with municipal communication staff in an effort to share mandatory mask messaging with as many residents as possible

· To support vulnerable residents, York Region will donate masks to local community support agencies and service provider, including food banks, shelters and affordable housing facilities

o Agencies and service providers will provide two masks to each resident who uses these services

o Residents may also contact Access York at 1-877-464-9675 and request that masks be sent to them by mail (Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

o With a limited number of masks available, York Region is asking resident who are able to purchase a mask to do so at this time


Below is a summary of the detailed information contained in the Interactive Dashboard – Cases at // As of July 16, 2020, at 5 p.m. there are:

3,198 total confirmed cases 9 new cases* since yesterday, 21 confirmed cases in hospital, 8 of which are in Intensive Care352 cases among health care workers, of which 326 cases have resolved*1 new fatality250 total confirmed fatalities 2,673 resolved casesNo 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 13.6 million total cases worldwide (237,743 new) with cases in 216 countries, area or territories; 585,727 related fatalities reported by the World Health Organization (WHO)109,266 total cases (437 new); with 8,827 related fatalities in Canada (17 new); 96,622 resolved in Canada (as of July 16, 7:30 p.m.)

· 37,274 total cases (111 new); with 2,746 related fatalities; 33,162 resolved in Ontario


NO new cases reported today