Prime Minister Trudeau announced the federal government has signed a memorandum of understanding with Novavax to pursue the production of its COVID-19 vaccine at the National Research Council of Canada’s Biologics Manufacturing Centre in Montréal. Announced an investment of more than $64 million through the Immunization Partnership Fund (IPF) to help partners across Canada increase COVID-19 vaccination uptake1 million vaccine doses have been administered across Canada; nearly 50% of health-care workers, over 10% of populations in territories and nearly 10% of elderly adults over 80 years of age have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.


Premier Ford announced the Ontario government has updated its goal of completing the administration of first doses of COVID-19 vaccines to residents in long-term care, high-risk retirement and First Nations elder care home by February 10; the province initially hoped to administer first doses by February 5.

Vaccination teams will be distributing vaccines in First Nations fly-in communities in the north as part of Operation Remote Immunity, beginning this week. The Ontario government is investing $6.48 million to strengthen mental health and addiction supports for victims, front-line workers, Indigenous families and youth involved in the justice system.

The Ontario government launched an online consultation to seek input on the province’s plan to introduce a digital ID by the end of 2021; people and businesses in Ontario will be able to securely and conveniently prove their identity online.


Mandatory masks in condos and apartment buildings.


Below is a summary of the detailed information contained in the Interactive Dashboard – Cases at As of February 2, 2021 at 5 p.m. there are:

25,918 total confirmed cases 105 new cases* since yesterday159.1 average daily cases over past 7 days 92.8 total cases per 100K population** (explanation below)6 new hospitalizations 176 confirmed cases in hospital, 20 of which are in Intensive Care 392 cases among health care workers, of which 390 cases have resolved*5 new fatalities 470 total confirmed fatalities 24,906 resolved cases 5.88% positivity rate** 75 open outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols 47 institutional (Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes/Community Care/Hospitals) 7 Child Care Centre 2 School; 7 Schools under surveillance 0 Emergency Housing 19 Workplaces 607 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 102.9 million total cases worldwide (349,263 new) with cases in 216 countries, area or territories; more than 2.2 million related fatalities reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) 773,589 total cases (3,736 new); with 20,136 related fatalities in Canada (104 new); 711,708 resolved in Canada (as of February 1 at 7 p.m.) 270,925 total cases (745 new); with 6,238 related fatalities; 247,236 resolved in Ontario


3 new cases reported today and our active cases hover at 10.