· Prime Minister Trudeau did not address the media today


· Premier Ford today announced the provincial government will be moving forward with the Eglington Crosstown West subway extension

· Ontario Government has issued a release congratulating AMO on a successful virtual conference demonstrating the critical partnership between the province and municipalities


· For Wednesday, August 19, 2020, York Region recorded no new fatalities and no changes to current or resolved outbreaks

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

o COVID Alert – Download the app to protect yourself

Positive news around our region:

· Schomberg community rallies together after theft of Indigenous Lives Matter sign


Below is a summary of the detailed information contained in the Interactive Dashboard – Cases at // As of August 19, 2020, at 5 p.m. there are:

3,361 total confirmed cases 4 new cases* since yesterday, 10 confirmed cases in hospital, 5 of which are in Intensive Care385 cases among health care workers, of which 364 cases have resolved*No new fatalities252 total confirmed fatalities 2,951 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 21.9 million total cases worldwide (213,391 new) with cases in 216 countries, area or territories; 775,893 related fatalities reported by the World Health Organization (WHO)123,154 total cases (282 new); with 9,045 related fatalities in Canada (613new); 109,357 resolved in Canada (as of August 18, 7 p.m.)

· 40,972 total cases (102 new); with 2,792 related fatalities; 37,2115 resolved in Ontario


NO new cases reported