Canada will not receive Pfizer-BioNtech deliveries next week due to capacity upgrades at Pfizer’s European plant; 4 million doses are expected to arrive before March 31.


Premier Ford announced the first round of COVID-19 vaccinations were completed ahead of schedule in all long-term care homes in York Region, Toronto, Peel and Windsor-Essex, regions with the highest COVID-19 transmission rates;

Ottawa, Durham and Simcoe Muskoka also completed the first round of vaccines; 40% of long-term care homes are completed. Over the next four weeks, General Hillier anticipates the province will complete 134,000 vaccinations in long-term care and high-risk retirement homes for residents, staff and essential caregivers.


York Region shared a top-down approach explaining the roles and responsibilities of vaccine distribution and administration; the latest updates on vaccinations in York Region can be found at

A media release was issued regarding York Region’s COVID-19 enforcement activities between Monday, January 11 and Sunday, January 17, 2021: Inspections1,928 Education: 653, Charges: 45


Below is a summary of the detailed information contained in the Interactive Dashboard – Cases at As of January 19, 2021 at 5 p.m. there are:

23,494 total confirmed cases 351 new cases* since yesterday 259.3 average daily cases over past 7 days 151.2 total cases per 100K population** (explanation below)14 new hospitalizations 178 confirmed cases in hospital, 23 of which are in Intensive Care392 cases among health care workers, of which 390 cases have resolved*2 new fatalities 419 total confirmed fatalities 21,242 resolved cases 7.78% positivity rate** 89 open outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols 58 institutional (Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes/Community Care/Hospitals)6 Child Care Centre1 School; 7 Schools under surveillance 0 Emergency Housing 24 Workplaces 548 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 94.1 million total cases worldwide (312,202 new) with cases in 216 countries, area or territories; more than 2 million related fatalities reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) 715, 072 total cases (5,225 new); with 18,120 related fatalities in Canada (80 new); 623,033 resolved in Canada (as of January 18 at 7 p.m.) 242,277 total cases (1,913 new); with 5,479 related fatalities; 209,183 resolved in Ontario


10 new cases reported today