November 20, 2020 by mayorpellegrini | Nov 20, 2020 | COVID-19 Update KEY UPDATES FEDERAL The federal government shared the latest modelling projections indicating without a sufficient reduction in contact rates, Canada will have 20,000 daily cases by the end of December; PROVINCIAL Ontario has surpassed 100,000 COVID-19 cases. Premier Ford announced York Region will remain in Red-Control zone of the COVID-19 Response Framework: Keeping Ontario Safe and Open, Toronto and Peel Region will enter Grey-Lockdown zone as of 12:01 a.m. on Monday, November 23. The province has committed $600 million to support businesses affected by closures or restricted service in Red-Control and Grey-Lockdown zones. York Region business owners impacted by recent public health measures can apply for support at ontario.ca/covidsupport. The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, has extended all orders under the Reopening Ontario Act until December 21, 2020. The province is moving forward with 29 new long-term care projects, a total of 3,000 new and upgraded long-term care spaces will be added across the province. YORK REGION York Region Public Health issued a public notice of a cluster of COVID-19 cases related to fitness classes held at a fitness studio in the Town of Aurora. In honour of National Child Day, York Region recognizes the child care and early learning professionals who work every day to keep kids healthy and safe 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 20, 2020 at 5 p.m. there are: 9,409 total confirmed cases 157 new cases* since yesterday145.1 average daily cases over past 7 daysNo new hospitalizations54 confirmed cases in hospital, 7 of which are in Intensive Care390 cases among health care workers, of which 388 cases have resolved*2 new fatalities300 total confirmed fatalities 8,016 resolved cases6.35% positivity rate** (explanation below)41 open outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols 20 institutional (Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes/Community Care/Hospitals)1 Child Care Centre7 Schools; 53 Schools under surveillance 0 Emergency Housing13 Workplaces 338 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 56.6 million total cases worldwide (620, 744 new) with cases in 216 countries, area or territories; more than 1.3 million related fatalities reported by the World Health Organization (WHO)315,751 total cases (4,642 new); with 11,265 related fatalities in Canada (79 new); 252,293 resolved in Canada (as of November 19 at 7 p.m.) 100,790 total cases (1,418 new); with 3,451 related fatalities; 84,716 resolved in Ontario KING TOWNSHIP 3 new cases reported today.