· Prime Minister Trudeau did not address the media today

· Revenue Canada today opened applications for the enhanced Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy that will allow more Canadian businesses to re-open safely


· Premier Ford addressed the Association of Municipalities of Ontario Conference today, thanking municipal partners for leading the charge in the fight against COVID-19

· Deputy Premier and Minister of Health Christine Elliot addressed delegates at the AMO conference today providing an update on public health modernization


· For Monday, August 17, 2020, York Region recorded no new fatalities and no changes to current or resolved outbreaks

· Dr. Fareen Karachiwalla, York Region’s Associate Minister of Health provided this week’s video update outlining how York Region is working closely with school boards to ensure a safe re-opening of schools

· York Region receives innovation award for online development approval system at 2020 AMO Conference

· “Ready When You Are” campaign aims to promote York Region tourism, hospitality, arts and culture


Below is a summary of the detailed information contained in the Interactive Dashboard – Cases at // As of August 17, 2020, at 5 p.m. there are:

3,355 total confirmed cases 4 new cases* since yesterday, 11 confirmed cases in hospital, 5 of which are in Intensive Care390 cases among health care workers, of which 366 cases have resolved*No new fatalities252 total confirmed fatalities 2,859 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 21.5 million total cases worldwide (250,285 new) with cases in 216 countries, area or territories; 767,158 related fatalities reported by the World Health Organization (WHO)122,087 total cases (198 new); with 9,026 related fatalities in Canada (2 new); 108,484 resolved in Canada (as of August 16, 7:30 p.m.)

· 40,745 total cases (99 new); with 2,789 related fatalities; 37,036 resolved in Ontario


2 cases reported in the last 7 days.

54 total cases
46 recovered/resolved
3 confirmed deaths
5 active cases