November 6, 2020 by mayorpellegrini | Nov 6, 2020 | COVID-19 Update KEY UPDATES FEDERAL The federal government announced an additional $155 million investment to extend the Innovation Assistance Program to support small and medium-sized businesses in the innovation sector; Dr. Tam indicated health officials are cautiously optimistic a safe and effective vaccine will be available in the first quarter of 2021. PROVINCIAL Premier Ford announced the Valour Games will be held in Ottawa for veterans and active service members from across Canada to compete as athletes; $3 million in funding will be dedicated to the games; The province has moved Public Health Unit Regions into the COVID-19 Response Framework; YORK REGION York Region will move to the Orange Restrict level as of 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, November 7. A dedicated Public Health Safety Measures page is now live at york.ca/preventcovid19. Information on students and COVID-19 testing was shared on york.ca 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 November 6, 2020 at 5 p.m. there are: 7,425 total confirmed cases 114 new cases* since yesterday 96 average daily cases over past 7 days 1 new hospitalization 51 confirmed cases in hospital, 6 of which are in Intensive Care 390 cases among health care workers, of which 388 cases have resolved* 3 new fatalities 283 total confirmed fatalities 6,273 resolved cases 5.06% positivity rate** (explanation below)57 open outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols 16 institutional (Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes/Community Care/Hospitals) 10 Child Care Centres11 Schools; 44 Schools under surveillance 0 Emergency Housing 20 Workplaces 287 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). COMBINED CASE NUMBERS: As of this morning, there are: More than 48.5 million total cases worldwide (581, 679 new) with cases in 216 countries, area or territories; more than 1.2 million related fatalities reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) 251,338 total cases (3,120 new); with 10,381 related fatalities in Canada (45 new); 207,998 resolved in Canada (as of November 5 at 7 p.m.) 81,693 total cases (1,003 new); with 3,209 related fatalities; 70,086 resolved in Ontario. KING TOWNSHIP 6 new cases reported today.