The federal government provided a COVID-19 update for Indigenous Peoples and communities.


Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development provided an update on Ontario’s workplace inspection campaign;

The province is expanding workplace inspections; starting today more than 300 officers will visit workplaces open during the provincial shutdown such as: Retail establishments, including big-box stores, Restaurants providing take-out meals, Essential service-sector establishments (such as gas stations) and Farming operations.


Below is a summary of the detailed information contained in the Interactive Dashboard – Cases at As of January 20, 2021 at 5 p.m. there are:

23,746 total confirmed cases 258 new cases* since yesterday255.9 average daily cases over past 7 days 149.2 total cases per 100K population** (explanation below)8 new hospitalizations176 confirmed cases in hospital, 22 of which are in Intensive Care 392 cases among health care workers, of which 390 cases have resolved*5 new fatalities 424 total confirmed fatalities 21,389 resolved cases 7.89% positivity rate** 90 open outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols 57 institutional (Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes/Community Care/Hospitals) 7 Child Care Centre1 School; 12 Schools under surveillance 0 Emergency Housing25 Workplaces 551 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 94.9 million total cases worldwide (496,206 new) with cases in 216 countries, area or territories; more than 2 million related fatalities reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) 719, 751 total cases (4,679 new); with 18,266 related fatalities in Canada (146 new); 630,430 resolved in Canada (as of January 19 at 7 p.m.) 244,932 total cases (2,655 new); with 5,568 related fatalities; 212,897 resolved in Ontario


5 new cases reported today.