Prime Minister Trudeau and federal health officials did not address the media nor issue a COVID-19 statement.


Provincial health officials provided a COVID-19 update;

First five health-care workers to get the COVID-19 vaccine in Ontario received second doses today.

The Ontario government is supporting home-based food businesses during COVID-19.


City of Toronto Mayor John Tory issued a statement on behalf of the Mayors and Chairs expressing readiness to work with provincial and federal governments on the COVID-19 vaccine rollout: the statement is available on TwitterYork Region Public Health began distributing the Moderna COVID-19 mRNA vaccine to priority long-term care homes on January 2.

Dr. Kurji named 2020 York Region newsmaker of the year.

York Region through YorkLink provides the latest information on government funding programs and business resources at

In a video update, Dr. Karachiwalla, Associate Medical Officer of Health, discusses the delivery of the Moderna vaccine to York Region long-term care homes


Below is a summary of the detailed information contained in the Interactive Dashboard – Cases at As of January 4, 2021 at 5 p.m. there are:

19,069 total confirmed cases 384 new cases* since yesterday 317.9 average daily cases over past 7 days 185.3 total cases per 100K population** (explanation below)11 new hospitalizations133 confirmed cases in hospital, 21 of which are in Intensive Care393 cases among health care workers, of which 391 cases have resolved*1 new fatality 369 total confirmed fatalities 16,421 resolved cases10.09% positivity rate** 68 open outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols 29 institutional (Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes/Community Care/Hospitals)4 Child Care Centre8 Schools; 8 Schools under surveillance 0 Emergency Housing27 Workplaces 492 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 83.9 million total cases worldwide (583,907 new) with cases in 216 countries, area or territories; more than 1.8 million related fatalities reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) 601, 663 total cases (6,578 new); with 15,865 related fatalities in Canada (41 new); 504,976 resolved in Canada (as of January 3 at 7 p.m.)194,232 total cases (3,270 new); with 4,679 related fatalities; 164,775 resolved in Ontario


7 new COVID-19 cases reported today.