Prime Minister Trudeau participated in the Reuters NEXT Virtual Forum; he discussed Canada’s domestic and international response to COVID-19;
Federal health officials provided an update on Canada’s vaccine distribution rollout. When Canada enters Phase 2 of the national mass COVID-19 immunization effort in April, officials are planning to receive approximately one million vaccine doses every week. The forecasted allocation of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to provinces and territories is available at Canada.ca
The province issued Ontario Regulation REG2021.0034.e14 under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act Stay-at-Home Order.
The Ontario government issued an emergency order to temporarily pause the enforcement of residential evictions during the provincial declaration of emergency and while the stay-at-home-order is in force. The province is increasing workplace inspections; starting this weekend 50 ministry inspectors, local bylaw and police officers will visit big-box stores in York Region, Toronto, Hamilton, Peel and Durham.
Ontario is providing $375 million through the Gas Tax program to help 109 municipalities across the province operate and expand public transit; the province will flow the funding as soon as possible this year.
The Government of Ontario is investing up to $3 million through the Equine Hardship Program to help horse experience businesses cover animal maintenance costs incurred from COVID-19 disruptions.
York Region shared information on the Provincial Stay-at-Home Order that came into effect at 12:01 a.m. this morning.
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 January 14, 2021 at 5 p.m. there are:
22,255 total confirmed cases 273 new cases* since yesterday 324 average daily cases over past 7 days 188.9 total cases per 100K population** (explanation below) 21 new hospitalizations 173 confirmed cases in hospital, 21 of which are in Intensive Care 392 cases among health care workers, of which 390 cases have resolved* 3 new fatalities 406 total confirmed fatalities 19,704 resolved cases8.50% positivity rate** 87 open outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols 54 institutional (Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes/Community Care/Hospitals) 4 Child Care Centre1 School; 6 Schools under surveillance 0 Emergency Housing 28 Workplaces 530 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 91 million total cases worldwide (697,485 new) with cases in 216 countries, area or territories; more than 1.9 million related fatalities reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) 681, 328 total cases (6,858 new); with 17,383 related fatalities in Canada (152 new); 584,652 resolved in Canada (as of January 13 at 7 p.m.) 228,310 total cases (3,326 new); with 5,189 related fatalities; 193,814 resolved in Ontario
6 new cases resulting in 33 active cases.