Prime Minister Trudeau announced $750 million in funding for the Universal Broadband Fund to help connect Canadians to high-speed internet;
The federal government announced a $350,000 investment to help York Region build 70 electric vehicle chargers.
The federal government also announced funding to upgrade the water supply, treatment and storage of drinking water in northern York Region.
The province launched a recruitment program to support long-term care;
City of Toronto Mayor John Tory issued a statement on behalf of the Mayors and Chairs indicating a special communication initiative would be undertaken to encourage those celebrating Diwali to do so safely, at home and virtually; the statement can be viewed on Facebook and Twitter.
York Region moved to the Orange Restrict level as of 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, November 7 as part of the Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Framework.
York Region Public Health issued a public notice advising of one confirmed COVID-19 case riding York Region Transit (YRT) on October 29, 30 and the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) on November 2, 2020.
York Region shared information to help tell fact from fiction when it comes to COVID-19.
In his video update, Dr. Kurji, discusses the Keeping Ontario Safe and Open framework and the importance of residents and businesses not getting complacent as the case numbers across York Region show signs of plateauing.
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 9, 2020 at 5 p.m. there are:
7,749 total confirmed cases 106 new cases* since yesterday 100.3 average daily cases over past 7 days 3 new hospitalizations 55 confirmed cases in hospital, 6 of which are in Intensive Care 390 cases among health care workers, of which 388 cases have resolved *1 new fatality 285 total confirmed fatalities 6,577 resolved cases 4.71% positivity rate** (explanation below) 55 open outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols 16 institutional (Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes/Community Care/Hospitals) 10 Child Care Centres 10 Schools; 44 Schools under surveillance 0 Emergency Housing 19 Workplaces 296 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 50.2 million total cases worldwide (677, 806 new) with cases in 216 countries, area or territories; more than 1.2 million related fatalities reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) 264, 113 total cases (4,058 new); with 10,522 related fatalities in Canada (32 new); 215,005 resolved in Canada (as of November 8 at 7 p.m.) 85,395 total cases (1,242 new);
NO NEW CASES, currently we have 17 active COVID-19 cases.