KEY UPDATES

 

FEDERAL

Prime Minister Trudeau did not address the media today.

Federal health officials provided an update on vaccine procurement and logistical issues;

PROVINCIAL

Premier Ford provided a video statement on the delivery of Canada’s first COVID-19 vaccine to front-line health care workers in Ontario.

Premier and provincial health officials provided a COVID-19 update;

The Ontario government updated the province’s testing guidelines for outbound international travellers.

YORK REGION

York Region moved to GREY-Lockdown Zone at 12:01 a.m. this morning; information and details about restrictions shared on york.ca, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. In observance of Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, York Region will not update its york.ca/covid19 dashboard nor issue a 5 p.m. COVID-19 update on Friday, December 25, 2020 and Friday, January 1, 2021.

City of Toronto Mayor John Tory issued a statement on behalf of the Mayors and Chairs calling on the province to provide as much notice as possible to affected businesses in Grey-Lockdown Zone about next steps:

Dr. Kurji issued a Class Order under Section 22 of the Province of Ontario’s Health Protection and Promotion Act. A COVID-19 vaccination web page is available on york.ca; updates on vaccinations in York Region will be posted as information becomes available In his weekly video update, Dr. Kurji discussed York Region moving into the Grey-Lockdown Zone of Ontario’s COVID-19 Response Framework, COVID-19 vaccinations and voluntary asymptomatic testing in schools. This week asymptomatic testing in York Region schools is taking place in King (December 14), Aurora (December 16) and Richmond Hill (December 17); learn more at york.ca/safeatschool

York Region implements additional measures for retail stores and shopping malls as York Region enters Grey-Lockdown Zone.

Health Canada authorizes Markham company’s COVID-19 rapid home test for sale

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 14, 2020 at 5 p.m. there are:

13,605 total confirmed cases 152 new cases* since yesterday181 average daily cases over past 7 days 105.5 total cases per 100K population** 7 new hospitalizations 74 confirmed cases in hospital, 8 of which are in Intensive Care393 cases among health care workers, of which 391 cases have resolved*No new fatalities 327 total confirmed fatalities 12,187 resolved cases 5.35% positivity rate** (explanation below) 83 open outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols 29 institutional (Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes/Community Care/Hospitals) 2 Child Care Centre 11 Schools; 76 Schools under surveillance 0 Emergency Housing 41 Workplaces 394 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 71.5 million total cases worldwide (574,969 new) with cases in 216 countries, area or territories; more than 1.6 million related fatalities reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) 460,743total cases (5,891 new); with 13,431 related fatalities in Canada (81 new); 373,253 resolved in Canada (as of December 13 at 7 p.m.)142,121 total cases (1,940 new); with 3,972 related fatalities; 121,563 resolved in Ontario

KING TOWNSHIP

2 new cases reported today