Prime Minister Trudeau and Dr. Theresa Tam addressed the media today, expressing concern in the increase of COVID-19 cases and accelerated spread in Ontario and Quebec. Both the Prime Minister and Dr. Tam are urging Canadians to follow public health measures to help turn things around;


The Ontario Government has announced the allocation of $35 million to hire more staff and improve remote learning in Toronto, Ottawa, Peel and York Region;

City of Toronto Mayor John Tory released a statement on behalf of the Mayors and Chairs confirming the on-going commitment to work with all levels of government to address the resurgence of COVID-19 cases in Ontario while focusing efforts on keeping schools open and protecting long-term care residents;


For Monday, October 5, 2020, York Region recorded no new fatalities and no changes to current or resolved outbreaks. York Region is reporting its highest single day case count to date; previous high was 70 cases on April 13; increase is partially due to a combination of a backlog of cases and data cleaning

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

4,523 total confirmed cases 89 new cases* since yesterday, 25 confirmed cases in hospital, 3 of which are in Intensive Care 404 cases among health care workers, of which 402 cases have resolved* No new fatalities 257 total confirmed fatalities 3,820 resolved cases 28 open outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols 10 institutional (Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes/Community Care/Hospitals) 0 Child Care Centres0 School; 27 Schools under surveillance 0 Emergency Housing18 Workplaces 200 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 35.1 million total cases worldwide (294,763 new) with cases in 216 countries, area or territories; more than 1 million related fatalities reported by the World Health Organization (WHO)166,156 total cases (1,685 new); with 9,481 related fatalities in Canada (19 new); 140,243 resolved in Canada (as of October 4, 7 p.m.) 54,814 total cases (615 new); with 2,980 related fatalities; 46,360 resolved in Ontario


2 new cases reported today, with 1 resolved leaving 17 active COVID-19 in King