Prime Minister Trudeau announced an additional $600 million investment in the Regional Relief and recovery Fund to provide further support for Canadian businesses;
The Government of Canada has announced new border measures to further strengthen the public health presence at the border and enhance quarantine monitoring.
Premier Ford announced tighter public health restrictions to keep the public safe from COVID-19;
Effective Saturday, October 3 at 12:01 a.m., the government is expanding masking polices to the entire province, pausing the re-opening of any additional businesses and implementing additional public health measures for the hotspot areas of Toronto, Ottawa and Peel.
The government is pausing social circles and advising all Ontarians allow close contact only with people living in their own household.
The provincial government also announced additional testing measures for COVID-19. Effective October 6, 2020, all COVID-19 assessment centres will transition to appointment-based testing only.
Beginning, Sunday, October 4, 2020, assessment centers will discontinue walk-in testing to allow labs to make progress in processing tests. Changes in the provincial Case and Contact Management system (CCM) on October 2 resulted in an increase of the total number of confirmed Health Care Worker from 391 to 404; this increase is currently being verified by York Region Public Heath to ensure it is accurate
Below is a summary of the detailed information contained in the Interactive Dashboard – Cases at york.ca/covid19data. As of October 2, 2020 at 5 p.m. there are:
4,356 total confirmed cases 43 new cases* since yesterday, 22 confirmed cases in hospital, 3 of which are in Intensive Care404 cases among health care workers, of which 402 cases have resolved*1 new fatality256 total confirmed fatalities 3,688 resolved cases25 open outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols 9 institutional (Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes/Community Care/Hospitals)0 Child Care Centres0 School; 22 Schools under surveillance 0 Emergency Housing16 Workplaces 199 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 34.1 million total cases worldwide (315,628 new) with cases in 216 countries, area or territories; more than 1 million related fatalities reported by the World Health Organization (WHO)160,535 total cases (1,777 new); with 9,319 related fatalities in Canada (22 new); 136,350 resolved in Canada (as of October 1, 7 p.m.) 52,980 total cases (732 new); with 2,927 related fatalities; 44,580 resolved in Ontario
2 new cases reported today bring our total to 14 active cases in King