Prime Minister Trudeau and federal officials addressed the media and announced they are working with provinces and territories to increase testing capacity and secure rapid testing technology;
Dr. Tam issued COVID-19 statements on Saturday, October 10, Sunday, October 11 and Monday, October 12. On October 12, the federal government opened applications for the new Canada Recovery Benefit.
The federal and provincial government announced a $26.6 million investment to further protect Ontario agri-food workers during COVID-19.
The provincial government announced supports to help for local restaurants and food-service establishments impacted by modified Stage 2 restrictions; including assistance with fixed costs and permitting alcohol with delivery and takeout orders;
City of Toronto Mayor John Tory released a statement on behalf of the Mayors and Chairs which addresses the need for clear public health advice from the province in regard to Halloween;
Dr. Kurji released his weekly video update, discussing the rise in COVID-19 cases in York Region and the importance of going back to the basics when following public health advice.
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 13, 2020 at 5 p.m. there are:
5,088 total confirmed cases 76 new cases* since yesterday, 36 confirmed cases in hospital, 6 of which are in Intensive Care391 cases among health care workers, of which 398 cases have resolved*No new fatalities259 total confirmed fatalities 4,289 resolved cases42 open outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols 18 institutional (Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes/Community Care/Hospitals)0 Child Care Centres0 School; 28 Schools under surveillance 0 Emergency Housing24 Workplaces 218 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 37.7 million total cases worldwide (269,975 new) with cases in 216 countries, area or territories; more than 1 million related fatalities reported by the World Health Organization (WHO)182,839 total cases (975 new); with 9,627 related fatalities in Canada (14 new); 154,258 resolved in Canada (as of October 12, 7 p.m.) 60,629 total cases (746 new); with 3,017 related fatalities; 51,729 resolved in Ontario
3 new cases, 2 cases resolved resulting in 20 active COVID-19 cases, let’s work together to reduce the numbers.