The World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed over 100 million COVID-19 cases have been recorded worldwide.

Prime Minister Trudeau did not address the media.

Approximately 2.3% of Canadians have received at least one vaccine dose. Nearly 900,000 vaccines are expected to arrive in Canada by the end of February.


Premier Ford briefly addressed the media to discuss the importance of mental health supports and funding;

Modelling shows Ontario will be between 1,000 and 2,000 daily cases by the end of February; cases could increase if unable to break transmission of the new variant.

For schools to re-open successfully expanded testing, constant monitoring and increased vigilance will be required Minister of Education, Stephen Lecce, issued a statement on which schools will resume in-person learning on Monday, February 1; schools in the following Public Health Units will return: Eastern Ontario Health UnitMiddlesex-London Health UnitSouthwestern Public HealthOttawa Public Health As previously announced, York Region may resume in-person instruction as of February 11, 2021.

Ontario promoted mental health on Bell Let’s Talk Day.

The Ontario government extended electricity rate relief in response to the provincial Stay-at-Home Order; electricity prices will remain at the off-peak rate of 8.5 cents per kilowatt-hour until February 9, 2021.


Regional Council calling on the federal government to implement greater travel restrictions was issued. A statement in recognition of Bell Let’s Talk Day was issued and shared on Facebook and Twitter.


Below is a summary of the detailed information contained in the Interactive Dashboard – Cases at As of January 28, 2021 at 5 p.m. there are:

25,215 total confirmed cases 173 new cases* since yesterday 189.4 average daily cases over past 7 days 110.5 total cases per 100K population** (explanation below)8 new hospitalizations179 confirmed cases in hospital, 21 of which are in Intensive Care 392 cases among health care workers, of which 390 cases have resolved* 7 new fatalities 450 total confirmed fatalities 23,325 resolved cases7.19% positivity rate** 94 open outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols 62 institutional (Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes/Community Care/Hospitals) 7 Child Care Centre0 School; 14 Schools under surveillance 0 Emergency Housing 25 Workplaces 576 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 100.4 million total cases worldwide (562,001 new) with cases in 216 countries, area or territories; more than 2.1 million related fatalities reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) 761,226 total cases (4,204 new); with 19,533 related fatalities in Canada (130 new); 683,953 resolved in Canada (as of January 27 at 7 p.m.) 262,370 total cases (2,093 new); with 6,014 related fatalities; 234,971 resolved in Ontario


On behalf of Council I offer sincerest condolences to the family and friends of the resident who passed away.

1 new case reported today and the active cases drop to 14.