Prime Minister Trudeau and Premier Ford joined representatives from Ford Motor Company of Canada and Unifor to announce a $1.8 million investment to retool Ford’s Oakville Assembly Complex into a global hub for battery electric vehicle production;


Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. David Williams, addressed the media today and discussed Ontario’s record high of 797 daily cases of COVID-19; the majority of these cases are in Toronto, Ottawa, Peel and York Region;


For Thursday, October 8, 2020, York Region recorded no new fatalities and no changes to current or resolved institutional outbreaks


Below is a summary of the detailed information contained in the Interactive Dashboard – Cases at As of October 8, 2020 at 5 p.m. there are:

4,737 total confirmed cases 83 new cases* since yesterday, 30 confirmed cases in hospital, 4 of which are in Intensive Care 404 cases among health care workers, of which 402 cases have resolved*No new fatalities257 total confirmed fatalities 3,986 resolved cases35 open outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols 12 institutional (Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes/Community Care/Hospitals)0 Child Care Centres0 School; 35 Schools under surveillance 0 Emergency Housing 23 Workplaces 207 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 36 million total cases worldwide (338,779 new) with cases in 216 countries, area or territories; more than 1 million related fatalities reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) 173,123 total cases (1,800 new); with 9,541 related fatalities in Canada (26 new); 145,666 resolved in Canada (as of October 7, 7 p.m.) 56,742 total cases (797 new); with 2,992 related fatalities; 48,308 resolved in Ontario


6 cases today, resulting in 20 active COVID-19 cases