Prime Minister Trudeau and federal official addressed the media today, reiterating on-going support to help the provinces with contact tracing and PPE procurement.


Premier Ford announced effective Monday, October 19, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. York Region will move into Modified Stage 2 restrictions for a period of at least 28 days.

The Ontario Government is moving York Region into Stage 2 as a result of a rapid increase in the rate of infection and a concerning increase in critical care admissions;

Businesses in York Region impacted by the Modified Stage 2 restrictions can access funding through federal and provincial programs.


The Mayors and Chairs have launched a GTHA-wide campaign to encourage residents to wear a mask, avoid gathering with people outside the household and support local business; the #AskYourselfGTHA campaign can be shared on Facebook and Twitter


Below is a summary of the detailed information contained in the Interactive Dashboard – Cases at As of October 16, 2020 at 5 p.m. there are:

5,374 total confirmed cases 96 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 fatalities263 total confirmed fatalities 4,467 resolved cases50 open outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols 25 institutional (Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes/Community Care/Hospitals)1 Child Care Centres2 School; 31 Schools under surveillance 0 Emergency Housing22 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.


As of this morning, there are:

More than 38.7 million total cases worldwide (383,588 new) with cases in 216 countries, area or territories; more than 1 million related fatalities reported by the World Health Organization (WHO)191,732 total cases (2,345 new); with 9,699 related fatalities in Canada (35 new); 161,490 resolved in Canada (as of October 15, 7 p.m.) 62,908 total cases (712 new); with 3,031 related fatalities; 54,004 resolved in Ontario


3 new cases reported today resulting in 23 active COVID-19 cases.