Prime Minister Trudeau did not address the media today.
Federal ministers and health officials provided an overview of the procurement and regulatory process of COVID-19 vaccines;
The provincial government provided additional details on Ontario’s vaccination roll-out plan, with first vaccines anticipated to arrive in early 2021;
The Ontario government is investing nearly $4.4 million to support the long-term sustainability of the province’s tourism industry.
Southlake Regional Health Centre has assumed management of King City Lodge Nursing Home in the Township of King to provide enhanced support for a COVID-19 outbreak.
York Region shared information about voluntary school-based saliva testing for COVID-19 in York Region schools at york.ca/SafeAtSchool; a list of participating schools is included York Region hospitals updated their visitation policies to better protect staff and patients from 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 December 3, 2020 at 5 p.m. there are:
11,575 total confirmed cases 146 new cases* since yesterday187.4 average daily cases over past 7 days109.3 total cases per 100K population**3 new hospitalizations62 confirmed cases in hospital, 11 of which are in Intensive Care393 cases among health care workers, of which 390 cases have resolved*2 new fatalities 312 total confirmed fatalities 10,040 resolved cases6.70% positivity rate** (explanation below)61 open outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols 24 institutional (Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes/Community Care/Hospitals)2 Child Care Centre11 Schools; 75 Schools under surveillance 0 Emergency Housing24 Workplaces 360 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, cases per 100K population, 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 63.9 million total cases worldwide (591,432 new) with cases in 216 countries, area or territories; more than 1.4 million related fatalities reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) 389,775 total cases (6,307 new); with 12, 325 related fatalities in Canada (114 new); 309,886 resolved in Canada (as of December 2 at 7 p.m.)121,746 total cases (1,824 new); with 3,712 related fatalities; 103,239 resolved in Ontario
I am saddened to report another death at the King City Lodge Nursing Home. Sincerest condolences to the family and friends of the resident who passed.
We also had 6 new cases reported today.