Prime Minister Trudeau provided an overview of the First Ministers’ meeting.


Premier Ford will no longer hold daily COVID-19 briefings; he will only address the media to share important COVID-19 information.

Provincial health officials provided updated modelling data for Ontario.

General Hillier provided a vaccine distribution update; Ontario expects to receive 6,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine on Monday, December 14.

Premier Ford issued a statement on the province’s readiness for the delivery and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines; health care workers in Toronto and Ottawa will be the first to receive doses of the Pfizer vaccine.

The province issued guidance for gatherings and winter holiday celebrations. The Ontario government extended all orders under the Reopening Ontario Act, 2020 until January 20, 2021.

The Financial Accountability Office of Ontario(FAO) released a report – An Overview of Municipal Budgets and an Estimate of the Financial Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic; the pandemic is expected to cost municipalities $6.8 billion over two years (2020 and 2021)


Celebrate Hanukkah safely with people in your household or virtually with others.


Below is a summary of the detailed information contained in the Interactive Dashboard – Cases at As of December 9, 2020 at 5 p.m. there are:

12,950 total confirmed cases 220 new cases* since yesterday 186.6 average daily cases over past 7 days 108.8 total cases per 100K population**5 new hospitalizations 61 confirmed cases in hospital, 8 of which are in Intensive Care 393 cases among health care workers, of which 391 cases have resolved*1 new fatality 327 total confirmed fatalities 11,315 resolved cases 6.44% positivity rate** (explanation below) 80 open outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols 28 institutional (Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes/Community Care/Hospitals) 3 Child Care Centre 13 Schools; 69 Schools under surveillance 0 Emergency Housing 36 Workplaces 381 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 68.1 million total cases worldwide (385,477 new) with cases in 216 countries, area or territories; more than 1.5 million related fatalities reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) 435,330 total cases (6,295 new); with 12,983 related fatalities in Canada (116 new); 350,011 resolved in Canada (as of December 8 at 7 p.m.)134,783 total cases (1,983 new); with 3,871 related fatalities; 114,679 resolved in Ontario


4 new cases reported today.