Prime Minister Trudeau did not address the media today.
Health Canada indicated over 1 million vaccine doses have been administered in Canada; 870,000 people have received one dose, 113,000 received two doses. The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) is reviewing data to approve the use of AstraZeneca.
Ontario health officials provided a COVID-19 update; 153 variants confirmed in Ontario across 11 health units.
Interim results on a provincial point of prevalence study were shared 1,880 samples were tested for a N501Y mutation, a common spike protein found in variants; community cases having N501Y represented 1.2% of samples. The Ontario government is providing CEM Specialties Inc. (CEMSI) $2 million through the Ontario Together Fund to help commercialize and accelerate production of air monitoring technology; will allow air to be monitored in real time in places such as schools, offices, long-term care homes, hospitals, public transit and manufacturing facilities. Ontario is allowing pet grooming businesses to re-open with restrictions; services must be by appointment-only, through curbside pick-up and only one animal is permitted at a time.
Starting today, York Region paramedics will be equipped with Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPR) when responding to calls requiring heightened respiratory protection; the PAPR provides 150% better protection, eases supply chain issues and allows for better communication with patients
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 February 4, 2021 at 5 p.m. there are:
26,174 total confirmed cases 135 new cases* since yesterday 137.6 average daily cases over past 7 days 80.2 total cases per 100K population** (explanation below)5 new hospitalizations157 confirmed cases in hospital, 15 of which are in Intensive Care392 cases among health care workers, of which 390 cases have resolved*4 new fatalities 476 total confirmed fatalities 24,607 resolved cases 5.81% positivity rate** 75 open outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols 46 institutional (Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes/Community Care/Hospitals)9 Child Care Centre 3 School; 4 Schools under surveillance 0 Emergency Housing 17 Workplaces 616 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 103.9 million total cases worldwide (464,613 new) with cases in 216 countries, area or territories; more than 2.2 million related fatalities reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) 789,651 total cases (3,234 new); with 20,355 related fatalities in Canada (142 new); 721,075 resolved in Canada (as of February 3 at 7 p.m.) 273,660 total cases (1,563 new); with 6,393 related fatalities; 250,937 resolved in Ontario
3 new cases reported today.