Prime Minister Trudeau did not address the media today


The Government of Ontario today announced traditional door-to-door trick or treating is not recommended in Toronto, Ottawa, Peel and York Region;


Modified Stage 2 restrictions in effect across York Region today

City of Toronto Mayor John Tory released a statement on behalf of the Mayors and Chairs thanking the provincial government for clear direction on Halloween and discussing how they can work with the restaurant and hospitality industry to ensure stability and consistency following modified Stage 2 restrictions;

York Region Medical Officer of Health Dr. Karim Kurji issued his weekly video update, which focuses on the flu shot, an increase in respiratory outbreaks and the importance of going back to the basics when it comes to public health measures York Region is reporting 225 closed outbreaks today; two previously closed workplace outbreaks have been re-opened following identification of additional cases related to the initial outbreak


Below is a summary of the detailed information contained in the Interactive Dashboard – Cases at As of October 19, 2020 at 5 p.m. there are:

5,639 total confirmed cases 75 new cases* since yesterday, 43 confirmed cases in hospital, 7 of which are in Intensive Care 391 cases among health care workers, of which 398 cases have resolved*No new fatalities264 total confirmed fatalities 4,696 resolved cases 53 open outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols 25 institutional (Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes/Community Care/Hospitals) 2 Child Care Centres 2 School; 37 Schools under surveillance 0 Emergency Housing 24 Workplaces 225 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 39.9 million total cases worldwide (338,096 new) with cases in 216 countries, area or territories; more than 1.1 million related fatalities reported by the World Health Organization (WHO)198,148 total cases (1,827 new); with 9,760 related fatalities in Canada (14 new); 167,112 resolved in Canada (as of October 18, 7 p.m.) 65,075 total cases (704 new); with 3,050 related fatalities; 55,978 resolved in Ontario


6 new cases reported today, however our active cases are 32 because 5 cases resolved, please let be vigilant and get through.