Prime Minister Trudeau did not address the media today.


Premier Ford announced a potential lockdown for York Region, Toronto and Peel Region; a decision will be going to cabinet and announced in the coming days;

Beginning next week, staff and support workers who provide direct care in long-term care within Ontario’s Orange-Restrict, Red-Control or Lockdown zones, will need to be tested for COVID-19 every week.

The Ontario government announced an investment of $2.4 million to support an additional 13 Ontario Health Teams to provide better, connected care to patients.

Minister Lecce issued a statement indicating an extended winter holiday for schools is not being planned at this time.


Dr. Kurji will provide an update on a potential lockdown at Thursday’s meeting of Regional Council


Below is a summary of the detailed information contained in the Interactive Dashboard – Cases at As of November 18, 2020 at 5 p.m. there are:

9,079 total confirmed cases 126 new cases* since yesterday 147.4 average daily cases over past 7 daysNo new hospitalizations 62 confirmed cases in hospital, 7 of which are in Intensive Care 390 cases among health care workers, of which 388 cases have resolved*No new fatalities 296 total confirmed fatalities 7,729 resolved cases 6.04% positivity rate** (explanation below) 40 open outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols 20 institutional (Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes/Community Care/Hospitals) 2 Child Care Centres 5 Schools; 61 Schools under surveillance 0 Emergency Housing13 Workplaces 334 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 55 million total cases worldwide (291, 514 new) with cases in 216 countries, area or territories; more than 1.3 million related fatalities reported by the World Health Organization (WHO)306,468 total cases (4,276 new); with 11,086 related fatalities in Canada (59 new); 244,152 resolved in Canada (as of November 17 at 7 p.m.) 98,162 total cases (1,417 new); with 3,415 related fatalities; 81,925 resolved in Ontario


2 new cases reported today.