Prime Minister Trudeau did not address the media today.
The provincial government announced the COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force, which will be led by General Rick Hillier;
City of Toronto Mayor John Tory issued a statement on behalf of the Mayors and Chairs urging the province to ensure workplaces are following public health measures and to encourage retailers to avoid large in-person sales on Black Friday;
On Sunday, November 22, Dr. Kurji issued a Class Order under Section 22 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act requiring meeting and event spaces, shopping malls and retails stores to establish safe capacity limits, actively monitor capacity limits and enforce physical distancing requirements; the Class Order came into effect at 12:01 a.m. today.
York Region to start charging businesses that don’t take steps to prevent spread of COVID-19.
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 23, 2020 at 5 p.m. there are:
9,871 total confirmed cases 181 new cases* since yesterday146.1 average daily cases over past 7 daysNo new hospitalizations54 confirmed cases in hospital, 7 of which are in Intensive Care392 cases among health care workers, of which 388 cases have resolved*No new fatalities300 total confirmed fatalities 8,390 resolved cases5.68% positivity rate** (explanation below)48 open outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols 23 institutional (Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes/Community Care/Hospitals)1 Child Care Centre8 Schools; 62 Schools under surveillance 0 Emergency Housing16 Workplaces 340 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 58.4 million total cases worldwide (542,757 new) with cases in 216 countries, area or territories; more than 1.3 million related fatalities reported by the World Health Organization (WHO)330,503 total cases (4,792 new); with 11,455 related fatalities in Canada (49 new); 264,049 resolved in Canada (as of November 22 at 7 p.m.) 105.501 total cases (1,589 new); with 3,505 related fatalities; 88,922 resolved in Ontario
Due to a reporting error or case count drops by 2 today.