Following a virtual meeting with policy leaders of the European Union, Prime Minister Trudeau participated in a joint media videoconference;

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Chyrstia Freeland provided remarks at the Toronto Global Forum to address Canada’s plan for economic recovery from COVID-19


New provincial projections for COVID-19 released today suggest the growth of COVID-19 is slowing; however estimates project a steady number of cases between 800 and 1,200 a day;

Manufacturers & Exporters (CME), with the support of the Ontario government, launched a new Ontario Made Consumer Directory on; the guide will make it easier for shoppers to find made-in-Ontario products while supporting local businesses and manufacturers in response to concerns from our communities and businesses


York Region Public Health has developed a task force to review feedback and look at measures which could allow businesses, including restaurants and health centres, to safely re-open following the current 28-day Modified Stage 2 timeframe with approval from the Ontario government;

Early findings of the task force will be shared with members of Regional Council on Thursday, November 5, 2020.

York Region Public Health issued a Public Notice in regards to 44 confirmed cases of COVID-19 linked to large wedding in Vaughan.

York Region will be provided with additional resources from the province; up to 48 contact tracers will assist with the Region’s COVID-19 response. As part of its ‘Safe and Spooktacular Halloween’ campaign, York Region has engaged in a digital takeover of


Below is a summary of the detailed information contained in the Interactive Dashboard – Cases at As of October 29, 2020 at 5 p.m. there are:

6,646 total confirmed cases 102 new cases* since yesterday 108 average daily cases over past 7 days1 new hospitalization45 confirmed cases in hospital, 7 of which are in Intensive Care391 cases among health care workers, of which 389 cases have resolved*1 new fatality 269 total confirmed fatalities 5,490 resolved cases5.15% positivity rate** (explanation below) 52 open outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols 20 institutional (Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes/Community Care/Hospitals)9 Child Care Centres2 Schools; 47 Schools under surveillance 0 Emergency Housing21 Workplaces 260 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.

**The daily COVID-19 Council Update 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).


As of this morning, there are:

More than 44 million total cases worldwide (479,417 new) with cases in 216 countries, area or territories; more than 1.1 million related fatalities reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) 225,586 total cases (2,699 new); with 10,032 related fatalities in Canada (31 new); 188,867 resolved in Canada (as of October 28 at 7 p.m.) 73,819 total cases (934 new); with 3,118 related fatalities; 63,123 resolved in Ontario


1 new case reported today.