Prime Minister Trudeau announced over $200 million in new funding to provide support to Indigenous peoples and communities.

According to new federal COVID-19 modeling data, Canadians must reduce close contacts by 25% in order to suppress the second wave;


Premier Ford announced provincial health officials are developing a plan to safely ease restrictions for businesses in modified Stage 2 after the 28-day period has ended;

The Ontario government announced an investment of up to $5 million to launch the Community Paramedicine for Long-Term Care program in five communities, including York Region; this program will help seniors on long-term care waitlists stay safe in the comfort of their own homes and communities for longer.


Residents and businesses wishing to share feedback to York Region Public Health’s internal safe re-start task force can send comments to; YR.Corporate. Communications@york.caYork

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Below is a summary of the detailed information contained in the Interactive Dashboard – Cases at As of October 30, 2020 at 5 p.m. there are:

6,744 total confirmed cases 102 new cases* since yesterday108 average daily cases over past 7 daysNo new hospitalizations42 confirmed cases in hospital, 7 of which are in Intensive Care 390 cases among health care workers, of which 388 cases have resolved*1 new fatality270 total confirmed fatalities 5,623 resolved cases 4.76% positivity rate** (explanation below)53 open outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols 19 institutional (Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes/Community Care/Hospitals)7 Child Care Centres5 Schools; 47 Schools under surveillance 0 Emergency Housing22 Workplaces 265 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 (505,756 new) with cases in 216 countries, area or territories; more than 1.1 million related fatalities reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) 228,542 total cases (2,956 new); with 10,074 related fatalities in Canada (42 new); 191,209 resolved in Canada (as of October 29 at 7 p.m.) 74,715 total cases (896 new); with 3,127 related fatalities; 63,919 resolved in Ontario


1 new case reported today. Have a Spooktacular and safe Halloween