• Prime Minister Trudeau did not address the media today


Premier Ford began his announcement indicating health care is the number one priority and health care funding is a critical issue Ontario expects the federal government to address in the upcoming Throne Speech

  • Ontario is putting over $67 billion towards health care and $4.8 billion towards long-term care
  • This is not enough to keep up with growing demand and the federal government needs to increase their funding, as they only contribute one-fifth
  • Health care used to be a 50/50 split between the federal government and Ontario
  • Health care costs are rising by 6% per year with federal transfers for health care growing by only half that rate
  • Canada’s premiers are calling for the federal government to contribute 35% of provincial health care costs
  • Premier called on the federal government to better enforce quarantine at the border, enhanced testing and increase infrastructure investments to support economic recovery
  • Premier acknowledged he will be sharing the details of the province’s fall preparedness plan sometime this week


  • City of Toronto Mayor John Tory issued a statement on behalf of the Mayors and Chairs welcoming the provincial government’s decision to limit the size of private social gatherings and reminding residents to follow these measures and other public health advice; statement can be viewed on Facebook and Twitter
  • York Region Medical Officer of Health Dr. Karim Kurji issued his weekly video message discussing the increase of COVID-19 cases among the 20-39 age group and Ontario’s new gathering limit restrictions for private indoor and outdoor social gatherings
  • York Region’s Provincial Offences Courts in Newmarket and Richmond Hill are now open for front counter service


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

3,902 total confirmed cases 30 new cases* since yesterday, 16 confirmed cases in hospital, 2 of which are in Intensive Care 391 cases among health care workers, of which 389 cases have resolved*1 new fatality254 total confirmed fatalities 3,371 resolved cases 4 institutional outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols 3 Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes 1 Community Care Settings 0 Hospital 2 Child Care Centres0 Schools; 10 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 30.9 million total cases worldwide (272,585 new) with cases in 216 countries, area or territories; 959,116 related fatalities reported by the World Health Organization (WHO)143,649 total cases (875 new); with 9,217 related fatalities in Canada (6 new); 124,691 resolved in Canada (as of September 20, 7 p.m.)

  • 47.274 total cases (425 new); with 2,829 related fatalities; 41,146 resolved in Ontario


2 new cases which means we have 10 active COVID-19 cases in King