Prime Minister Trudeau announced the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit will not be available for people who are forced to quarantine after a non-essential trip.

The federal government announced 1.2 million doses of Pfizer and Moderna are expected to be delivered by the end of January.


Premier Ford and General Hillier addressed the media ahead of today’s COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force meeting. The Ontario government announced residents, health-care workers and essential caregivers at long-term care homes in the priority regions of Toronto, Peel, York and Windsor-Essex will receive a vaccination by January 21, 2021. 53,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine are being used for a pilot in Toronto, York, Peel and Windsor-Essex to vaccinate residents at long-term care homes and high-risk retirement homes.


A media release was issued regarding York Region’s COVID-19 enforcement activities from Monday, December 28, 2020 and January 3, 2021;

Inspections: 700

Education: 392

Charges: 11


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

19,400 total confirmed cases 337 new cases* since yesterday 359.1 average daily cases over past 7 days 209.4 total cases per 100K population** (explanation below)9 new hospitalizations 136 confirmed cases in hospital, 22 of which are in Intensive Care 393 cases among health care workers, of which 391 cases have resolved* 2 new fatalities 371 total confirmed fatalities 16,779 resolved cases 10.56% positivity rate** 72 open outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols 32 institutional (Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes/Community Care/Hospitals)6 Child Care Centre5 Schools; 8 Schools under surveillance 0 Emergency Housing29 Workplaces 499 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 84.4 million total cases worldwide (541,811 new) with cases in 216 countries, area or territories; more than 1.8 million related fatalities reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) 611, 424 total cases (9,761 new); with 16,074 related fatalities in Canada (209 new); 517,884 resolved in Canada (as of January 4 at 7 p.m.)197,360 total cases (3,128 new); with 4,730 related fatalities; 166,790 resolved in Ontario


7 new cases reported today, however all outbreaks are closed and our active cases have dropped to 65.