Prime Minister Trudeau announced the Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act was introduced in the legislature to help reach the goal of net-zero emissions by 2050;
The Ontario government is launching a series of education and enforcement campaigns to ensure businesses across the province are taking necessary steps to stop the spread of COVID-19;
The Ontario government is investing over $2.2 million through the Ontario Together Fund to provide small businesses with resources to help make informed financial decisions and navigate unprecedented economic circumstances.
In his daily media update, Premier Ford indicated further public health restrictions will be released tomorrow.
A letter to Premier Ford requesting the province not place York Region in a lockdown zone has been shared on Facebook and Twitter.
‘This has been a tough year’: York Regional Police launch 2020 Holiday Heroes campaign
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 19, 2020 at 5 p.m. there are:
9,255 total confirmed cases 180 new cases* since yesterday140.9 average daily cases over past 7 days1 new hospitalization60 confirmed cases in hospital, 8 of which are in Intensive Care390 cases among health care workers, of which 388 cases have resolved*2 new fatalities298 total confirmed fatalities 7,846 resolved cases6.01% positivity rate** (explanation below)42 open outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols 20 institutional (Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes/Community Care/Hospitals)2 Child Care Centres8 Schools; 53 Schools under surveillance 0 Emergency Housing12 Workplaces 335 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 55.6 million total cases worldwide (332, 842 new) with cases in 216 countries, area or territories; more than 1.3 million related fatalities reported by the World Health Organization (WHO)311,109 total cases (4,641 new); with 11,186 related fatalities in Canada (100 new); 248,321 resolved in Canada (as of November 18 at 7 p.m.) 99,372 total cases (1,210 new); with 3,443 related fatalities; 83,301 resolved in Ontario
7 new cases reported today