· Prime Minister Trudeau did not address the media on Thursday, September 3 or Friday, September 4, 2020
· In a joint press conference held Thursday, September 3, Federal Minister of Families, Children and Social Development Ahmed Hussen and Ontario Minister of Education Stephen Lecce announced a one-year, $147 million extension of child care funding to help offset costs related to COVID-19
Premier Ford began his announcement indicating the Muskoka community is an area in Ontario that requires more job growth as the province re-opens the economy
• Ontario is in the third straight month of employment growth with over 142,000 more jobs being added the past month, including over 12,000 jobs in the manufacturing sector
• It’s imperative Ontario support its PPE needs in the future without relying on foreign nations
• Premier applauded Smart Safe Science for creating a lighter and breathable face mask for front-line workers
• The government is investing $2 million through the Ontario Together Fund to help Smart Safe Science mass produce the new breathable face mask
• The investment will help the company ramp up production to produce 200,000 masks a month and help Ontario secure the vital domestic supply chain of PPE
· York Region Public Health is reporting a COVID-19 exposure on a Viva Blue bus on Sunday, August 30, 2020
o The risk to the public is considered low, however a Public Notice has been issued to ensure Public Health can contact all passengers and conduct appropriate contact tracing and case management
Below is a summary of the detailed information contained in the Interactive Dashboard – Cases at As of September 4, 2020 at 5 p.m. there are:
3,511 total confirmed cases 22 new cases* since yesterday, 13 confirmed cases in hospital, 2 of which are in Intensive Care388 cases among health care workers, of which 386 cases have resolved*No new fatalities253 total confirmed fatalities 3,133 resolved cases2 institutional outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols 1 Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes 1 Community Care Settings 0 Hospital 0 Child Care Centre0 Emergency Housing 75 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 26.1 million total cases worldwide (285,387 new) with cases in 216 countries, area or territories; 865,154 related fatalities reported by the World Health Organization (WHO)130,493 total cases (570 new); with 9,141 related fatalities in Canada (6 new); 115,444 resolved in Canada (as of September 3, 7 p.m.)
· 42,834 total cases (148 new); with 2,811 related fatalities; 38,741 resolved in Ontario
We remain free of any COVID-19 cases, please let’s keep it that way and have a wonderful and safe long weekend.