Prime Minister Trudeau indicated the federal government is looking at banning certain flights into Canada.
Federal health officials released updated COVID-19 modelling; Models show without stronger measures, Canada will average 10,000 cases a day by the end of the month.
Canada is on track to see up to 796,630 total COVID-19 cases and 19,630 deaths by January 24. Health Canada announced delivery of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine will be temporarily delayed while Pfizer expands its European manufacturing capacity.
The Ontario government opened applications for the Ontario Small Business Support Grant; the grant provides up to $20,000 to eligible small businesses impacted by the Province-wide Shutdown. The province is launching 2021 budget consultations; Ontarians are asked to provide input on supports for families, workers and businesses during COVID-19, while positioning the province for a strong economic recovery. The Ontario government hired more case managers and contact tracers, the province will build the workforce to 1,600 by February 15, 2021.
York Region issued a statement regarding the Ontario emergency declaration and stay-at-home order.
A Vaccine Calculator has been added to york.ca/covid19vaccine; the tool helps educate and raise awareness around the prioritization of vaccines to all Canadians.
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 15, 2021 at 5 p.m. there are:
22,439 total confirmed cases 197 new cases* since yesterday 284.4 average daily cases over past 7 days 188.9 total cases per 100K population** (explanation below)9 new hospitalizations166 confirmed cases in hospital, 21 of which are in Intensive Care 392 cases among health care workers, of which 390 cases have resolved*4 new fatalities 410 total confirmed fatalities 19,934 resolved cases8.50% positivity rate** 90 open outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols 57 institutional (Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes/Community Care/Hospitals) 4 Child Care Centre1 School; 6 Schools under surveillance 0 Emergency Housing 28 Workplaces 532 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 91.8 million total cases worldwide (709,865 new) with cases in 216 countries, area or territories; more than 1.9 million related fatalities reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) 688, 891 total cases (7,565 new); with 17,538 related fatalities in Canada (156 new); 593,397 resolved in Canada (as of January 14 at 7 p.m.)231,308 total cases (2,998 new); with 5,289 related fatalities; 197,194 resolved in Ontario
4 new cases reported today, however our active cases drop to 32, stay safe.