Federal officials provided an update on the procurement of PPE, vaccines and rapid test kits from domestic and international manufactures and supplies;
The Ontario government will release its 2020 Budget on Thursday, November 5, 2020 that will focus on: Health and safety during the pandemic.Providing supports to families, workers and employers. Future growth, renewal and economic recovery;
City of Toronto Mayor John Tory released a statement on behalf of the Mayors and Chairs in support of public health officials providing a safe path forward for businesses; the statement can be read on Facebook and Twitter.
In Dr. Kurji’s weekly video update he discusses the importance of limiting social contact with people outside of our households and how infections spread over the Thanksgiving weekend because public health guidelines were not followed. York Region Public Health issued the following public notices: October 24 – One confirmed case of COVID-19 riding York Region Transit (YRT) on October 15, 16 and 17, 2020. October 25 – 16 confirmed and probable cases linked to family gathering in the City of Vaughan. The daily COVID-19 Council Update now includes the 7-day average daily case numbers, new hospitalizations and positivity rate (positivity rate refers to the percentage of positive COVID-19 tests among all individuals being tested for COVID-19)
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 26, 2020 at 5 p.m. there are:
6,326 total confirmed cases 94 new cases* since yesterday93.3 average daily cases over past 7 days4 new hospitalizations47 confirmed cases in hospital, 6 of which are in Intensive Care391 cases among health care workers, of which 389 cases have resolved*No new fatalities268 total confirmed fatalities 5,233 resolved cases4.35% positivity rate (explanation in Key Updates)49 open outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols 20 institutional (Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes/Community Care/Hospitals)7 Child Care Centres3 Schools; 61 Schools under surveillance 0 Emergency Housing19 Workplaces 252 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 42.9 million total cases worldwide (435,528 new) with cases in 216 countries, area or territories; more than 1.1 million related fatalities reported by the World Health Organization (WHO)216,104 total cases (2,145 new); with 9,946 related fatalities in Canada (24 new); 181,429 resolved in Canada (as of October 25 at 7 p.m.) 71, 224 total cases (851 new); with 3,099 related fatalities; 60,839 resolved in Ontario
1 new case reported today. We currently have 26 active cases in the Township.