Prime Minister Trudeau did not address the media today.


Premier Ford announced the establishment of Supply Ontario, a centralized procurement agency to purchase goods and services;

The Ontario government and the agri-food industry released a strategy to prevent COVID-19 transmission and protect farm workers and the food supply chain ahead of next year’s growing season.


York Region moved to RED-Control zone at 12:01 a.m. this morning; information and details about restrictions were shared on and the Region’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels.

The public health safety measures for each zone in the COVID-19 Response Framework, including RED-Control, are available at

The MAPS dashboard on has two new features, tabs for Lab Testing Rate and Lab Positivity Rate have been added to the Maps of COVID-19 in York Region section;


Below is a summary of the detailed information contained in the Interactive Dashboard – Cases at As of November 16, 2020 at 5 p.m. there are:

8,801 total confirmed cases 132 new cases* since yesterday147.3 average daily cases over past 7 days1 new hospitalization62 confirmed cases in hospital, 7 of which are in Intensive Care390 cases among health care workers, of which 388 cases have resolved*No new fatalities295 total confirmed fatalities 7,473 resolved cases5.48% positivity rate** (explanation below)41 open outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols 17 institutional (Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes/Community Care/Hospitals)4 Child Care Centres6 Schools; 58 Schools under surveillance 0 Emergency Housing14 Workplaces 328 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 54.3 million total cases worldwide (528, 905 new) with cases in 216 countries, area or territories; more than 1.3 million related fatalities reported by the World Health Organization (WHO)296, 077 total cases (4,146 new); with 10,953 related fatalities in Canada (62 new); 235,401 resolved in Canada (as of November 15 at 7 p.m.) 95,496 total cases (1,487 new); with 3,371 related fatalities; 79,295 resolved in Ontario


Only 1 new COVID-19 case reported today