· Prime Minister Trudeau did not address the media today


· The Government of Ontario today announced they will be providing municipalities with up to $1.6 billion as part of the first round of emergency funding under the Safe Restart Agreement

o Included in this funding is more than $40.5 million for The Regional Municipality of York, including $23,461,600 to address operating pressures and an additional $17,107,059 to support transit operations

o York Region issued a statement thanking our federal and provincial partners for their continued support in our response to COVID-19

· The Hon. Rod Phillips, Minister of Finance released Ontario’s 2020-21 First Quarter Finances and provided an update on Ontario’s Action Plan: Responding to COVID-19

o The provincial government has revised its projections from March and is expecting a deficit of $38.5 million in 2020-21 and the GDP to decline by 6.6% in 2020

o Single-use masks and gloves belong in garbage, not recycling

· Canada reports lowest daily COVID-19 cases in over a month

· $600,000 provincial grant helps York Regional Police fight guns, gangs and sex trade


Below is a summary of the detailed information contained in the Interactive Dashboard – Cases at // As of August 12, 2020, at 5 p.m. there are:

3,333 total confirmed cases 1 new case* since yesterday, 14 confirmed cases in hospital, 6 of which are in Intensive Care390 cases among health care workers, of which 365 cases have resolved*No new fatalities252 total confirmed fatalities 2,858 resolved casesOne institutional outbreak under COVID-19 protocols 0 Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes 1 Community Care Settings 0 Hospital 0 Child Care Centre0 Emergency Housing 72 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 20.1 million total cases worldwide (214,985 new) with cases in 216 countries, area or territories; 737,417 related fatalities reported by the World Health Organization (WHO)120,421 total cases (230 new); with 8,991 related fatalities in Canada (4 new); 106,746 resolved in Canada (as of August 11, 7 p.m.)

· 40,289 total cases (95 new); with 2,787 related fatalities; 36,590 resolved in Ontario


NO new cases reported