Prime Minister Trudeau and federal officials announced new targeted supports to help businesses through the pandemic, including a new Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy provided directly to tenants;
Today Ontario recorded 939 new cases of COVID-19, the highest daily number to date.
The Government of Ontario has implemented modified Stage 2 restrictions in hotspot regions of Toronto, Ottawa and Peel Region, which will come into effect on Saturday, October 10;
Modified restrictions include closing indoor dining in restaurants and bars, closing indoor gyms, fitness centres, cinemas, gaming venues, museums, galleries and attractions. Gathering limits for organized public events in these regions have also been limited to 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors.
At this time York Region is not considered a “hotspot”, however public health officials are closely monitoring cases in our communities and will implement modified restrictions if necessary.
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 9, 2020 at 5 p.m. there are:
4,816 total confirmed cases 85 new cases* since yesterday, 32 confirmed cases in hospital, 4 of which are in Intensive Care404 cases among health care workers, of which 402 cases have resolved *No new fatalities 257 total confirmed fatalities 4,048 resolved cases 40 open outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols 14 institutional (Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes/Community Care/Hospitals)0 Child Care Centres0 School; 36 Schools under surveillance 0 Emergency Housing26 Workplaces 208 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.
COMBINED CASE NUMBERS:
As of this morning, there are:
More than 36.3 million total cases worldwide (350,766 new) with cases in 216 countries, area or territories; more than 1 million related fatalities reported by the World Health Organization (WHO)175,559 total cases (2,436 new); with 9,557 related fatalities in Canada (16 new); 147,508resolved in Canada (as of October 8, 7 p.m.) 57,681 total cases (939 new); with 2,997 related fatalities; 49,032 resolved in Ontario
1 new case, 3 cases resolved leaving us with 17 active COVID-19 cases.
With the Thanksgiving long weekend upon us, I would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the vital importance of following public health measures, including:
o staying at home when feeling ill
o maintaining physical distancing
o washing your hands frequently with soap and water
o limiting gatherings to those in your immediate household
o wearing a face mask or covering when physical distancing is not possible
COVID-19 is a very real threat. We must each continue to do our part to keep everyone safe.