Prime Minister Trudeau did not address the media today.


Premier Ford did not hold a press conference today; he toured a research facility at University Health Network for COVID-19 vaccine storage.


Below is a summary of the detailed information contained in the Interactive Dashboard – Cases at As of December 8, 2020 at 5 p.m. there are:

12,536 total confirmed cases 193 new cases* since yesterday 189.6 average daily cases over past 7 days110.5 total cases per 100K population**4 new hospitalizations65 confirmed cases in hospital, 10 of which are in Intensive Care 393 cases among health care workers, of which 391 cases have resolved*4 new fatalities 324 total confirmed fatalities 10,978 resolved cases 5.99% positivity rate** (explanation below)73 open outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols 25 institutional (Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes/Community Care/Hospitals)2 Child Care Centre15 Schools; 69 Schools under surveillance 0 Emergency Housing31 Workplaces 374 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).


As of this morning, there are:

More than 67.2 million total cases worldwide (494,744 new) with cases in 216 countries, area or territories; more than 1.5 million related fatalities reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) 423,054 total cases (6,499 new); with 12,777 related fatalities in Canada (84 new); 338,735 resolved in Canada (as of December 7 at 7 p.m.) 130,910 total cases (1,676 new); with 3,808 related fatalities; 110,951 resolved in Ontario


1 new COVID-19 cases reported and 2 resolved bring us to 19 active cases as of now.