Prime Minister Trudeau did not address the media today.

The federal government announced effective at midnight on January 7, 2021, all travellers five years of age or older must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 lab test prior to boarding a flight to Canada;


Ontario surpassed 200,000 COVID-19 cases.

Premier Ford alluded to the possibility of further provincial restrictions including curfews; next steps for schools are being determined, an announcement is expected in the coming days.

Beginning today, the province, in partnership with the Greater Toronto Airports Authority, will offer free and voluntary COVID-19 testing for international travellers arriving and staying in the province for at least 14 days.

The Ontario government is investing $5.3 million, provided through the federal Forest Sector Safety Measures Fund, to help small and medium-sized forest sector businesses offset the cost of COVID-19 safety measures.


York Region Public Health Inspectors issued an Order under Section 22 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act for Point of Light, Body, Mind, Spirit Store and Centre, a business in the Town of Newmarket.

Southlake Regional Health Centre will issue a news release on their partnership with York Region Public Health and Town of Newmarket to open a Vaccination Centre at the Ray Twinney Recreation Complex;


Below is a summary of the detailed information contained in the Interactive Dashboard – Cases at As of January 6, 2021 at 5 p.m. there are:

19,655 total confirmed cases 264 new cases* since yesterday 328.6 average daily cases over past 7 days 191.6 total cases per 100K population** (explanation below) 16 new hospitalizations146 confirmed cases in hospital, 22 of which are in Intensive Care393 cases among health care workers, of which 391 cases have resolved*6 new fatalities 377 total confirmed fatalities 17,070 resolved cases 11.16% positivity rate** 75 open outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols 38 institutional (Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes/Community Care/Hospitals) 5 Child Care Centre3 Schools; 4 Schools under surveillance 0 Emergency Housing29 Workplaces 508 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 85.1 million total cases worldwide (585,557 new) with cases in 216 countries, area or territories; more than 1.8 million related fatalities reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) 618, 646 total cases (7,222 new); with 16,233 related fatalities in Canada (159 new); 523,564 resolved in Canada (as of January 5 at 7 p.m.)200,626 total cases (3,266 new); with 4,767 related fatalities; 169,795 resolved in Ontario


5 new cases reported today.