· Prime Minister Trudeau did not address the media today
· Today, Premier Ford announced new limits on gathering in every Region in Ontario for the next 28 days; indoor gatherings are restricted to a maximum of 10 people and outdoor gatherings are restricted to a maximum of 25 people, effective immediately; gathering limits cannot be combined
Premier Ford began his announcement acknowledging the alarming growth of COVID-19 cases in Ontario with over 400 today and climbing
• Premier noted growth is tied to people who aren’t following rules, holding parties and acting like the province is back to normal
• Premier announced effective immediately the province is lowering limits on unmonitored private social gatherings across all regions to 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors for the next 28 days
• Premier cautioned people to not try and get around the rules; the minimum fine for people
caught having illegal, unmonitored private social gatherings is $10,000 for organizers and $750 for people caught attending
• Premier clarified the new restrictions do not apply to staffed facilities: movie theatres,
restaurants, banquet halls, places of worship, gyms or convention centres
• Premier reminded all Ontarians we need to continue to be vigilant and follow public health guidelines
• Premier stated testing is critical and is a top priority; new record today with 39,000 tests
complete; 10 new pop-up test centres, hours are being extended at testing centres and the
province is working to get testing in pharmacies in hot spots with an update coming this we
· York Region issued a statement extending condolences on the passing of former Prime Minister of Canada John Turner
Below is a summary of the detailed information contained in the Interactive Dashboard – Cases at As of September 19, 2020 at 5 p.m. there are:
3,858 total confirmed cases 37 new cases* since yesterday, 17 confirmed cases in hospital, 3 of which are in Intensive Care391 cases among health care workers, of which 389 cases have resolved*No new fatalities253 total confirmed fatalities 3,323 resolved cases6 institutional outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols 3 Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes 1 Community Care Settings 0 Hospital 2 Child Care Centres0 Schools; 9 Schools under surveillance (see above for definition) 0 Emergency Housing 76 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 30 million total cases worldwide (240,034 new) with cases in 216 countries, area or territories; 947,933 related fatalities reported by the World Health Organization (WHO)140,867 total cases (1,044 new); with 9,205 related fatalities in Canada (5 new); 123,723 resolved in Canada (as of September 18, 7 p.m.)
· 46,484 total cases (407 new); with 2,826 related fatalities; 40,777 resolved in Ontario
2 news cases reported today resulting in 9 active total cases in King.