The federal government announced a new Highly Effective Sectors Credit Availability Program (HASCAP); program provides low interest loans up to $1 million.

Canadian-based company, Providence Therapeutics of Calgary, announced human clinical trials have started in Toronto for a proposed COVID-19 vaccine; 60 subjects will be monitored for 13 months; first results expected next month.


Speaking from Pearson International Airport, Premier Ford called on the federal government to take further action to protect the border, including mandatory testing of incoming international passengers and a temporary ban on direct flights from countries where new variants are detected;

The Ontario government is investing over $40 million during COVID-19 to help small and rural municipalities improve the delivery of critical programs and services.

The province is providing $5 million to support the province’s Agricultural and Horticultural Societies impacted by the pandemic. The Ontario government is providing more than $2.3 million to McMaster University and the University of Toronto through the Ontario Together Fund to carry out research, development and testing for next generation Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, issued a statement expressing disappointment regarding the new U.S. Executive Order on Buy American. The Ontario government in partnership with CivicAction is bringing public, private and non-profit sector organizations together to identify actions employers can take to enhance workplace opportunities for Indigenous, Black and racialized employees.


A media release was issued regarding York Region’s COVID-19 enforcement activities between Monday, January 18 and Sunday, January 24, 2021: Inspections: 2,204, Education: 852, Charges: 26.


Below is a summary of the detailed information contained in the Interactive Dashboard – Cases at As of January 26, 2021 at 5 p.m. there are:

24,810 total confirmed cases 134 new cases* since yesterday200.6 average daily cases over past 7 days 117.0 total cases per 100K population** (explanation below)6 new hospitalizations 185 confirmed cases in hospital, 21 of which are in Intensive Care392 cases among health care workers, of which 390 cases have resolved*2 new fatalities 437 total confirmed fatalities 22,879 resolved cases 7.29% positivity rate** 92 open outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols 61 institutional (Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes/Community Care/Hospitals)6 Child Care Centre1 School; 16 Schools under surveillance 0 Emergency Housing24 Workplaces 572 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 99.3 million total cases worldwide (410,152 new) with cases in 216 countries, area or territories; more than 2.1 million related fatalities reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) 753,011 total cases (4,630 new); with 19,238 related fatalities in Canada (144 new); 671,326 resolved in Canada (as of January 25 at 7 p.m.) 258,700 total cases (1,40 new); with 5,909 related fatalities; 229,755 resolved in Ontario


Only 2 cases reported today and our active cases drop to 19.