Prime Minister Trudeau and Health Minister Hajdu participated in a virtual roundtable with health-care professionals and advocates.
Government of Canada officials held a technical briefing on COVID-19 vaccines: Major-General Dany Fortin confirmed Pfizer will ship 400,000 doses to Canada starting on Monday, February 15.
168,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine will be delivered week of February 22. Over the next four weeks, Canada is expected to receive 1.8 million doses from Pfizer and 168,000 from Moderna.
The federal government launched a call for proposals through the Women and Gender Equality Canada’s Women’s Program; the Feminist Response and Recovery Fund will provide $100 million for projects helping those in greatest need during the pandemic.
Provincial health officials released new modelling projections; Modelling data shows new variants are spreading within Ontario, cases will likely grow in late February.
Health officials indicated if public health measures are lifted, cases could rise dramatically if there is increased spread of B.1.1.7 variant; if measures are lifted, most likely scenario could see 5,000 and 6,000 daily cases by the end of March.
Education Minister Stephen Lecce announced March Break will be postponed until April 12 to 16 in Ontario, following the advice of Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health and public health officials. Early this morning, the province issued a news release announcing the first round of COVID-19 vaccines had been successfully administered in every long-term care home across Ontario; the province has since indicated this was issued in error and the release has been retracted. The Ontario Government is working with municipal partners to better connect people to the supports they need; as part of the plan front-line workers will have more time to focus on connecting clients with supports such as job-readiness programs, housing, child care, skills training and mental health services. The province is making improvements to the Commodity Loan Guarantee Program to extend repayment deadlines, increase lending capacity and provide farmers with greater flexibility to purchase essential crop growing supplies, such as seed and fertilizer.
A statement was issued informing residents and businesses of Regional Councils request to move York Region into the Red-Control Zone of COVID-19 Response Framework as of Monday, February 22, 2021
Public Notice – 54 confirmed COVID-19 cases at FedEx Ground in the City of Vaughan.
Construction of the new York University Markham Centre Campus is underway.
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 11, 2021 at 5 p.m. there are:
27,063 total confirmed cases 139 new cases* since yesterday128.6 average daily cases over past 7 days 75 total cases per 100K population** (explanation below) 124 total variant cases identified 7 new hospitalizations151 confirmed cases in hospital, 15 of which are in Intensive Care393 cases among health care workers, of which 391 cases have resolved*4 new fatalities 499 total confirmed fatalities 25,548 resolved cases 4.89% positivity rate** 65 open outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols 31 institutional (Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes/Community Care/Hospitals)8 Child Care Centre1 Schools; 3 Schools under surveillance 0 Emergency Housing25 Workplaces 648 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 106.9 million total cases worldwide (413,858 new) with cases in 216 countries, area or territories; more than 2.3 million related fatalities reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) 813,982 total cases (3,185 new); with 21,004 related fatalities in Canada (95 new); 754,736 resolved in Canada (as of February 11 at 7 p.m.) 282,511 total cases (945 new); with 6,614 related fatalities; 263,044 resolved in Ontario
4 new cases reported today.