Prime Minister Trudeau did not address the media today. The federal government announced the launch of COVIDTrends, an online tool that provides summary data by health region for the past 14 days.


Premier Ford provided an update on the next steps in the province’s fall preparedness plan, which includes an additional $540 million in funding to protect long-term care homes from COVID-19.

Effective Monday, October 5, 2020, visitors to long-term care homes in high-risk areas will be restricted to staff, essential visitors and essential caregivers; current high-risk areas include Toronto, Ottawa and Peel Region;


To support the COVID-19 response, York Region continues to recruit for dedicated and skilled public health professionals and will host a virtual career information session on Wednesday, October 7, 2020. As of 5 p.m. today, Public Health has updated the dashboards at to reflect an overall picture as it relates to COVID-19 open and closed outbreaks, including outbreaks in institutional settings, child care settings, schools and workplaces.


Below is a summary of the detailed information contained in the Interactive Dashboard – Cases at As of September 29, 2020 at 5 p.m. there are:

4,239 total confirmed cases 41 new cases* since yesterday, 19 confirmed cases in hospital, 3 of which are in Intensive Care391 cases among health care workers, of which 389 cases have resolved*No new fatalities255 total confirmed fatalities 3,617 resolved cases

25 open outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols 6 institutional (Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes/Community Care Settings)0 Hospital 2 Child Care Centres1 School; 16 Schools under surveillance 0 Emergency Housing16 Workplaces 189 closed outbreaks

*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 33.2 million total cases worldwide (222,748 new) with cases in 216 countries, area or territories; more than 1 million related fatalities reported by the World Health Organization (WHO)155,301 total cases (2,176 new); with 9,278 related fatalities in Canada (10 new); 132,607 resolved in Canada (as of September 28, 7 p.m.) 51,085 total cases (554 new); with 2,844 related fatalities; 43,450 resolved in Ontario


No new cases to report today — and our current active cases fell to 14.