July 29, 2020 by mayorpellegrini | Jul 29, 2020 | COVID-19 Update KEY UPDATES FEDERAL · Prime Minister Trudeau did not address the media on Tuesday, July 28 or Wednesday, July 29 PROVINCIAL Premier Ford began his announcement acknowledging Toronto and Peel will be allowed to proceed to Stage 3 as of Friday at 12:01 a.m.• Premier Ford indicated the importance of continuing to follow public health measures as more businesses re-open in Ontario • Public health officials need more time to compile data before making a decision on Windsor-Essex moving into Stage 3• Acknowledged COVID-19 is here to stay until we find a vaccine, but today’s numbers give hope as Ontario records only 76 cases • Nearly all long-term care homes have stabilized, proactive testing has taken place in all homes at least twice and as of June 18 family members have been able to reunite with loved ones • COVID-19 outbreaks highlighted the cracks in the long-term care system decades in the making • Province is appointing an independent commission into long-term care, which will be led by Associate Chief Justice Frank Marrocco and will be supported by Angela Coke and Dr. Jack Kitts YORK REGION · From Thursday, July 30 to Friday, July 31, York Region will be transitioning to the new Provincial Public Health Case and Contact Management System o New system will replace the integrated Public Health Information System (iPHIS) for documentation and reporting of COVID-19 cases and contacts o Transition to this new system may result in unforeseen data cleaning · York Region Public Health is beginning surprise spot checks for restaurants and bars to ensure they are following the mandatory mask instruction · Ontario records fewer than 100 new COVID cases for first time in four months 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 29, 2020, at 5 p.m. there are: 3,273 total confirmed cases 8 new cases* since yesterday, 12 confirmed cases in hospital, 4 of which are in Intensive Care359 cases among health care workers, of which 333 cases have resolved*0 new fatalities251 total confirmed fatalities 2,792 resolved casesThree institutional outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols 2 Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes 1 Community Care Settings 0 Hospital 0 Child Care Centre0 Emergency Housing 67 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 16.5 million total cases worldwide (215,127 new) with cases in 216 countries, area or territories; 656,093 related fatalities reported by the World Health Organization (WHO)114,994 total cases (397 new); with 8,912 related fatalities in Canada (11 new); more than 100,000 resolved in Canada (as of July 28, 7:45 p.m.) · 38,986 total cases (76 new); with 2,769 related fatalities; 34,741 resolved in Ontario KING TOWNSHIP NO new cases reported today. We have had 1 cases reported in the past 7 days.