October 1, 2020 by mayorpellegrini | Oct 1, 2020 | COVID-19 Update KEY UPDATES FEDERAL Prime Minister Trudeau announced a $10 billion infrastructure plan to build strong communities as Canadians get back to work. The plan will invest in five major initiatives including clean power, broadband connectivity, large-scale building retrofits, agriculture irrigation and zero-emission bus and charging infrastructure; PROVINCIAL Provincial government announced the next steps in the fall preparedness plan, which includes $461 million to temporarily enhance wages for Personal Support Workers; Public Health Ontario released revised screening guidance for schools and childcare to help parents better determine when a child should seek COVID-19 testing 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 October 1, 2020 at 5 p.m. there are: 4,318 total confirmed cases 44 new cases* since yesterday, 21 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 3,688 resolved cases22 open outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols 8 institutional (Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes/Community Care/Hospitals)0 Child Care Centres0 School; 22 Schools under surveillance 0 Emergency Housing14 Workplaces 198 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 33.8 million total cases worldwide (285,764 new) with cases in 216 countries, area or territories; more than 1 million related fatalities reported by the World Health Organization (WHO)158,758 total cases (1,797 new); with 9,297 related fatalities in Canada (6 new); 134,971 resolved in Canada (as of September 30, 7 p.m.) 52,248 total cases (538 new); with 2,851 related fatalities; 44,422 resolved in Ontario KING TOWNSHIP NO new cases and 1 resolved — leaving us with 12 active COVID-19 cases. Please resist the urge to party this weekend.