Prime Minister Trudeau did not address the media today.
The Ontario Government addressed media today and encourage Ontario residents to download the COVID Alert app;
Minister Lecce announced Regulation 274 is being revoked in Ontario and teacher hiring will now be based on merit, diversity and the unique needs of schools
Premier Ford and Ontario Public Health officials indicated they are seeing an increase in cases and outbreaks in York Region and Halton, similar to what has been seen in Toronto, Ottawa and Peel; officials were meeting today to make decisions on moving these regions into modified stage 2 regulations
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 15, 2020 at 5 p.m. there are:
5,278 total confirmed cases 66 new cases* since yesterday, 38 confirmed cases in hospital, 7 of which are in Intensive Care391 cases among health care workers, of which 398 cases have resolved*2 new fatalities261 total confirmed fatalities 4,411 resolved cases48 open outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols 22 institutional (Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes/Community Care/Hospitals)1 Child Care Centres2 School; 31 Schools under surveillance 0 Emergency Housing23 Workplaces 222 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 38.3 million total cases worldwide (336,515 new) with cases in 216 countries, area or territories; more than 1 million related fatalities reported by the World Health Organization (WHO)189,387 total cases (2,506 new); with 9,664 related fatalities in Canada (10 new); 159,351 resolved in Canada (as of October 14, 7 p.m.) 62,196 total cases (783 new); with 3,022 related fatalities; 53,291 resolved in Ontario
Only 1 new case today.