· Prime Minister Trudeau did not address the media today; a national address is planned for the evening of Wednesday, September 23
· Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Teresa Tam provided an update on national epidemiological modelling for COVID-19, indicating Canada is at a crossroad and individual actions will determine the path forward;
· Premier Ford and Minister of Health Christine Elliott shared the first steps in the province’s comprehensive fall preparedness plan
o Plan include six key areas of focus which will be released in the days ahead
o Today’s announcement focused on the government’s plan to invest $70 million to deliver the most comprehensive flu shot campaign in Ontario’s history
· York Region is reporting its first outbreak in a school setting, with one student and one staff confirmed positive for COVID-19
Below is a summary of the detailed information contained in the Interactive Dashboard – Cases at As of September 22, 2020 at 5 p.m. there are:
3,931 total confirmed cases 29 new cases* since yesterday, 17 confirmed cases in hospital, 2 of which are in Intensive Care391 cases among health care workers, of which 389 cases have resolved*No new fatalities254 total confirmed fatalities 3,393 resolved cases6 institutional outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols 3 Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes 0 Community Care Settings 0 Hospital 2 Child Care Centre1 School; 9 Schools under surveillance0 Emergency Housing 77 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 31.1 million total cases worldwide (222,256 new) with cases in 216 countries, area or territories; 962,613 related fatalities reported by the World Health Organization (WHO)145,415 total cases (1,766 new); with 9,228 related fatalities in Canada (11 new); 125,534 resolved in Canada (as of September 21, 7 p.m.)
· 47,752 total cases (478 new); with 2,832 related fatalities; 41,342 resolved in Ontario
No new cases to report, however we do have 10 active COVID-19 cases self-isolating