Prime Minister Trudeau and health officials announced Canada will receive up to 249,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in December 2020;
The federal government announced the contract award to FedEx Express Canada and Innomar Strategies Inc. for end-to-end logistic solutions for COVID-19 vaccines.
The Ontario government provided an update on the province’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution plans including the key populations to receive the vaccine first;
The Auditor General’s 2020 Annual Report focuses on consumer protection, oversight and operational effectiveness.
City of Toronto Mayor John Tory issued a statement on behalf of the Mayors and Chairs highlighting all municipalities are aligned and prepared for a synchronized vaccine distribution when ready;
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 7, 2020 at 5 p.m. there are:
12,345 total confirmed cases 145 new cases* since yesterday189.4 average daily cases over past 7 days 110.5 total cases per 100K population**6 new hospitalizations68 confirmed cases in hospital, 11 of which are in Intensive Care393 cases among health care workers, of which 391 cases have resolved*2 new fatalities 320 total confirmed fatalities 10,804 resolved cases 5.95% positivity rate** (explanation below)75 open outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols 28 institutional (Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes/Community Care/Hospitals)2 Child Care Centre15 Schools; 70 Schools under surveillance 0 Emergency Housing30 Workplaces 368 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 66.4 million total cases worldwide (549,946 new) with cases in 216 countries, area or territories; more than 1.5 million related fatalities reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) 415,182 total cases (6,261 new); with 12,665 related fatalities in Canada (76 new); 329,138 resolved in Canada (as of December 6 at 7 p.m.)129,234 total cases (1,925 new); with 3,798 related fatalities; 109,402 resolved in Ontario
Unfortunately the tragedy continues at the King City Lodge Nursing Home with 2 more fatalities. Sincerest condolences to the family and friends of these residents.
There were no new COVID-19 cases reported today and our active cases drop to 21.