· Prime Minister Trudeau did not address the media today
Premier Ford began his announcement acknowledging The City of Markham as an amazing and quickly growing city, which is why the province is making historic investments to keep up with the growth of Markham and York Region
• Premier acknowledged the government is investing $5.6 billion to build the Yonge Subway Extension to serve the people of York Region
• By 2041, the population of 18-22-year-olds will increase by 34%
• Premier indicated Markham Centre Campus is historic and long overdue
• This campus will help unlock the potential of young people in York Region; the campus will give 4,200 students access to 20 world-class programs
• The construction of the campus will create 2,000 jobs and generate over $350 million in
immediate economic benefits
• Premier concluded announcement stating York Region and other regions are entering Stage 3 today, but the province cannot rush the decision for the remaining regions still in Stage 2; province will have an update next Wednesday for the remaining regions in Stage 2
· For Friday, July 24, 2020, York Region recorded no new fatalities and no changes to current or resolved outbreaks
· York Region, along with the Government of Ontario, The City of Markham and York University today announced the construction of the Markham Centre Campus with doors expected to open in the Fall of 2023
· York Region released a statement expressing our gratitude to all partners for moving this critical project forward
· On Thursday, July 23, York Region hosted a webinar for businesses on the mandatory wearing of face masks and coverings
· York Region web page york.ca/covid19 and Re-opening and Resuming Business Toolkit have been updated to reflect the Stage 3 re-opening of York Region
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 24, 2020, at 5 p.m. there are:
3,250 total confirmed cases 8 new cases* since yesterday, 15 confirmed cases in hospital, 4 of which are in Intensive Care355 cases among health care workers, of which 332 cases have resolved*0 new fatalities250 total confirmed fatalities 2,742 resolved casesFour institutional outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols 3 Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes 1 Community Care Settings 0 Hospital 0 Child Care Centre0 Emergency Housing 66 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 15.2 million total cases worldwide (284,196 new) with cases in 216 countries, area or territories; 628,903 related fatalities reported by the World Health Organization (WHO)112,672 total cases (432 new); with 8,874 related fatalities in Canada (4 new); 98,766 resolved in Canada (as of July 23, 10:30 p.m.)
· 38,405 total cases (195 new); with 2,758 related fatalities; 34,100 resolved in Ontario
NO new cases reported today.
Sincerest condolences to the family and friends of the cyclist killed on Keele Street today, police investigation is ongoing.