Prime Minister Trudeau provided an update on the federal government’s PPE response; $25 billion in contributions have been made available to provinces and territories to support COVID-19;
Canada’s total COVID-19 cases has surpassed 300,000
Premier Doug Ford announced the expansion of mobile crisis services to respond to mental health emergencies;
The Ontario government announced the COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream for municipalities is now open.
York Region Public Health issued a public notice related to 9 confirmed and 7 probable cases of COVID-19 linked to wedding events in the Township of King.
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 17, 2020 at 5 p.m. there are:
8,955 total confirmed cases 158 new cases* since yesterday 150.9 average daily cases over past 7 days1 new hospitalization 64 confirmed cases in hospital, 8 of which are in Intensive Care 390 cases among health care workers, of which 388 cases have resolved*1 new fatality296 total confirmed fatalities 7,587 resolved cases 5.89% positivity rate** (explanation below)40 open outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols 18 institutional (Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes/Community Care/Hospitals)2 Child Care Centres6 Schools; 62 Schools under surveillance 0 Emergency Housing 14 Workplaces 330 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 54.7 million total cases worldwide (456, 751 new) with cases in 216 countries, area or territories; more than 1.3 million related fatalities reported by the World Health Organization (WHO)302, 192 total cases (4,802 new); with 11,027 related fatalities in Canada (74 new); 240,287 resolved in Canada (as of November 16 at 7 p.m.) 96,745 total cases (1,249 new); with 3,383 related fatalities; 80,430 resolved in Ontario
10 new cases.
York Region Public Health is issuing a public notice of an outbreak of COVID-19 cases related to wedding events held at a private residence in the Township of King. At least 9 confirmed cases and 7 probable cases have been identified as related to a series of wedding-related events which took place on Friday, November 6, 2020 and Saturday, November 7, 2020. Confirmed cases of COVID-19 attended these events while contagious.
All individuals who attended these wedding-related events in the Township of King are advised to self-isolate for 14 days until Sunday, November 22, 2020. Attendees have been identified as residents from York Region, Peel Region and the City of Toronto.
York Region Public Health is conducting case and contact management activities associated with these events. York Region continues to work with the family to notify attendees about potential exposures.
If you attended this wedding:
- Self-isolate for 14 days (until Sunday, November 22, 2020) and monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19
- If any symptoms of COVID-19 develop, seek assessment and testing at a COVID-19 Assessment Centre and continue to isolate while waiting for your results; if you test negative you must still isolate until Sunday, November 22, 2020
- Call the local public health unit in the jurisdiction you reside and advise you attended wedding-related events held in the Township of King on November 6, 2020 and/or November 7, 2020
This cluster of COVID-19 infections serves as a reminder of the importance of physical distancing with anyone outside of your immediate household and wearing masks or face coverings in indoor public spaces. This is one of several recent clusters of cases linked to weddings in York Region.
Reminders for all residents:
Testing for COVID-19 is available for anyone:
- Showing symptoms of COVID-19
- Exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19, as informed by York Region Public Health or by exposure notification through the COVID Alert App
- Who lives or works in a setting with a COVID-19 outbreak
- Eligible for testing as part of a targeted testing initiative directed by the Ministry of Health of Ministry of Long-Term Care
For more information on testing and COVID-19 Assessment Centres in York Region, visit our website.
As COVID-19 continues to circulate in the community, residents are reminded to follow public health advice to wash hands often, practice physical distancing, wear a mask in indoor settings or when physical distance of 2 metres cannot be maintained and remain at home if you are sick. All residents are also encouraged to download the COVID Alert App.
All Ontarians are advised to only be in close contact with the people living in their own household and maintain 2 metres physical distancing from everyone else.