Prime Minister Trudeau did not address the media today.

Health Canada announced the approval of an antigen rapid test that will make it easier to perform COVID-19 testing, with results available in 20 minutes or less;

Dr. Tam once again encouraged Canadians to limit Thanksgiving gatherings to those in our immediate households.

Earlier today, Dr. Tam shared a video on Twitter that effectively shows how quickly one case can become many with the absence of controls and how the choices we make as individuals can have a big impact in keeping case numbers low.


Premier Ford announced the province has reduced the backlog of test results by 40% and now has 77 pharmacies across Ontario offering testing;

Both federal and provincial officials once again encouraged residents to download the COVID Alert App


Below is a summary of the detailed information contained in the Interactive Dashboard – Cases at As of October 6, 2020 at 5 p.m. there are:

4,593 total confirmed cases 71 new cases* since yesterday, 26 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 3,880 resolved cases32 open outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols 12 institutional (Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes/Community Care/Hospitals)0 Child Care Centres0 School; 32 Schools under surveillance 0 Emergency Housing 20 Workplaces 200 closed outbreaks

*Data quality is an on-going 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 35.3 million total cases worldwide (235,860 new) with cases in 216 countries, area or territories; more than 1 million related fatalities reported by the World Health Organization (WHO)168,960 total cases (2,804 new); with 9,504 related fatalities in Canada (23 new); 142,334 resolved in Canada (as of October 5, 7 p.m.) 55,362 total cases (548 new); with 2,987 related fatalities; 46,906 resolved in Ontario


1 new case reported today.