Prime Minister Trudeau did not address the media today. In lieu of an in-person media address, Dr. Tam issued a COVID-19 statement. The federal government has expanded temperature screening for air travellers to an additional 11 Canadian airports, including Toronto’s Billy Bishop airport.
Public Health Ontario released updated COVID-19 modelling for the province’s second wave: COVID-19 cases are rising in all age groups. There has been a general increase in the overall positivity rate with cases anticipated to double every 10-12 days. Modelling suggest Ontario could experience around 1,000 daily cases by the first half of October.
York Region has procured approximately 300,000 reusable masks to distribute to vulnerable residents; community agencies that require more masks are being asked to visit york.ca/3CResourcesTool to order more masks, while quantities are available
COVID-19 IN YORK REGION:
Below is a summary of the detailed information contained in the Interactive Dashboard – Cases at york.ca/covid19data. As of September 30, 2020 at 5 p.m. there are:
4,277 total confirmed cases 39 new cases* since yesterday, 20 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 3,651 resolved cases22 open outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols 8 institutional (Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes/Community Care/Hospitals)0 Child Care Centres0 School; 20 Schools under surveillance 0 Emergency Housing14 Workplaces 195 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.
COMBINED CASE NUMBERS:
As of this morning, there are:
More than 33.5 million total cases worldwide (242,189 new) with cases in 216 countries, area or territories; more than 1 million related fatalities reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) 156,951 total cases (1,660 new); with 9,291 related fatalities in Canada (13 new); 133,737 resolved in Canada (as of September 29, 7 p.m.) 51,710 total cases (625 new); with 2,848 related fatalities; 43,907 resolved in Ontario
No new cases and one resolved, leaving us with 13 active COVID-19 cases