· Prime Minister Trudeau and Premier Ford provided a joint announcement at the 3M plant in Brockville Ontario

o The federal and provincial government have secured a deal with 3M to produce up to 100 million N95 masks per year

· City of Toronto Mayor John Tory issued a statement on behalf of the large urban Mayors and Chairs encouraging all residents, especially young people, to continue following public health advice; statement has been posted to Facebook and Twitter

· Federal and provincial summaries from yesterday and today, plus a WHO announcement summary from today are attached


· York Region has launched a COVID-19 Staying Safe at School page at with guidance for parents, students and educators and clear information on the role of public health in re-opening of schools; information will continue to be added, especially once the Ontario government releases provincial directives on COVID outbreaks in schools


Below is a summary of the detailed information contained in the Interactive Dashboard – Cases at As of August 21, 2020 at 5 p.m. there are:

3,374 total confirmed cases 3 new cases* since yesterday, 8 confirmed cases in hospital, 3 of which are in Intensive Care386 cases among health care workers, of which 370 cases have resolved*1 new fatality253 total confirmed fatalities 3,015 resolved casesNo institutional outbreak under COVID-19 protocols73 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.


As of this morning, there are:

More than 22.4 million total cases worldwide (236,093 new) with cases in 216 countries, area or territories; 775,893 related fatalities reported by the World Health Organization (WHO)123,876 total cases (383 new); with 9,054 related fatalities in Canada (5 new); 110,288 resolved in Canada (as of August 20, 7 p.m.)

· 41,179 total cases (131 new); with 2,796 related fatalities; 37,397 resolved in Ontario


One new case reported