Prime Minister Trudeau did not address the media.
Federal ministers and health officials provided a COVID-19 update for Indigenous Peoples and communities;
COVID-19 case numbers in Ontario have dropped to levels unseen in more than two months with 1,670 reported today.
Premier Ford briefly addressed the media while touring the COVID-19 vaccination centre at the Ray Twinney Recreation Complex in Newmarket;
Provincial ministers announced additional measures to protect farm workers during the pandemic by expanding province-wide inspections to farms, greenhouses and other agricultural operations to ensure health and safety measures are being followed.
The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) awarded Ontario an A- grade, in its annual Red Tape Report Card for efforts throughout 2020 to remove barriers to small business. The Ontario government is supporting greenhouse growers by investing over $3.6 million in 12 innovative projects to help develop new technologies, recover from the impacts of COVID-19 and enhance competitiveness and innovation.
The Regional Municipality of York was named one of Canada’s Best Employers for 2021 by Forbes and market research company Statista Inc.
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 27, 2021 at 5 p.m. there are:
25,041 total confirmed cases 237 new cases* since yesterday199.6 average daily cases over past 7 days 116.4 total cases per 100K population** (explanation below) 14 new hospitalizations184 confirmed cases in hospital, 22 of which are in Intensive Care 392 cases among health care workers, of which 390 cases have resolved* 6 new fatalities 443 total confirmed fatalities 23,018 resolved cases 7.47% positivity rate** 94 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 Housing 26 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).
COMBINED CASE NUMBERS:
As of this morning, there are:
More than 99.8 million total cases worldwide (468,808 new) with cases in 216 countries, area or territories; more than 2.1 million related fatalities reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) 757,022 total cases (4,011 new); with 19,403 related fatalities in Canada (165 new); 678,068 resolved in Canada (as of January 26 at 7 p.m.) 260,370 total cases (1,670 new); with 5,958 related fatalities; 232,480 resolved in Ontario
2 new cases reported today and our active cases remain at 19.