· Prime Minister Trudeau did not address the media on Thursday, August 27 or Friday, August 28
· Statistics Canada released Gross Domestic Product, income and expenditure numbers for the second quarter of 2020 showing a fall of 11.5% in GDP
· Other data released by Statistics Canada include:
o Payroll employment, earnings and hours for June 2020
o Gross domestic product by industry for June 2020
o Canada’s balance of international payments
Premier Ford began his announcement thanking Minister Clark for his outstanding work in Municipal Affairs and Housing
• Thanked each correctional officer and staff member for their work throughout COVID-19
• Ontario Government has the backs of correctional services workers
• Ontario Government has committed $500 million over five year to upgrade and modernize correctional services and facilities
• As part of this investment, the government is hiring 500 more front-line correctional staff
• Government announced new Eastern Region Corrections and Infrastructure Strategy
• Modernizing and building four new facilities in Eastern Ontario
• Investments will help promote safety and improve workplace environment for correctional staff
• Will create new jobs in eastern Ontario, contributing to economic recovery
· For Friday, August 28, 2020, York Region recorded no new fatalities and no changes to current or resolved outbreaks
· York Region Public Health continues to work closely with local school boards on the safe re-opening of school in September
Below is a summary of the detailed information contained in the Interactive Dashboard – Cases at As of August 28, 2020 at 5 p.m. there are:
3,434 total confirmed cases 7 new cases* since yesterday, 13 confirmed cases in hospital, 3 of which are in Intensive Care387 cases among health care workers, of which 385 cases have resolved*No new fatalities253 total confirmed fatalities 3,099 resolved casesOne institutional outbreak under COVID-19 protocols 1 Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes 0 Community Care Settings 0 Hospital 0 Child Care Centre0 Emergency Housing 74 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 24.2 million total cases worldwide (281,581 new) with cases in 216 countries, area or territories; 827,581 related fatalities reported by the World Health Organization (WHO)126,848 total cases (431 new); with 9,102 related fatalities in Canada (8 new); 112,825 resolved in Canada (as of August 27, 7:30 p.m.)
· 41,935 total cases (122 new); with 2,809 related fatalities; 38,023 resolved in Ontario
NO new cases to report