Prime Minister Trudeau did not address the media today.

The federal government extended the support program for farmers and processors to protect temporary foreign workers’ health and safety during the pandemic.


Solicitor General Sylvia Jones tabled a report in the Legislature providing details of the emergency measures put in place by the province to stop the spread of COVID-19.

The Ontario government announced it is increasing the hours of direct care for each long-term care resident to an average of four hours per day;


City of Toronto Mayor John Tory issued a statement on behalf of the Mayors and Chairs supporting the province’s work with public health officials to safely re-open businesses; the statement can be viewed on Facebook and Twitter.

A resolution was passed at a Special Meeting of York Regional Council earlier today to allow the re-opening of businesses in York Region currently affected by modified Stage 2 restrictions; following today’s meeting, Regional Council has written to the Ontario Government to advocate for the re-opening of businesses upon the implementation of enhanced measures. In today’s video update, Dr. Fitzgerald-Husek discusses the latest provincial modelling data and York Region Public Health’s recommendations to the Province to consider measures to allow businesses to safely re-open


Below is a summary of the detailed information contained in the Interactive Dashboard – Cases at As of November 2, 2020 at 5 p.m. there are:

7,026 total confirmed cases 78 new cases* since yesterday103.6 average daily cases over past 7 days1 new hospitalization49 confirmed cases in hospital, 6 of which are in Intensive Care390 cases among health care workers, of which 388 cases have resolved*1 new fatality271 total confirmed fatalities 5,872 resolved cases4.17% positivity rate** (explanation below)55 open outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols 17 institutional (Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes/Community Care/Hospitals)8 Child Care Centres8 Schools; 50 Schools under surveillance 0 Emergency Housing22 Workplaces 273 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 46 million total cases worldwide (440,577 new) with cases in 216 countries, area or territories; more than 1.1 million related fatalities reported by the World Health Organization (WHO)236,841 total cases (2,330 new); with 10,179 related fatalities in Canada (43 new); 197,729 resolved in Canada (as of November 1 at 7 p.m.) 77,655 total cases (948 new); with 3,152 related fatalities; 66,407 resolved in Ontario


NO NEW cases reported today!