Prime Minister Trudeau did not address the media.
Health Canada officials provided a COVID-19 vaccine supply and health update; Canada recently received 643,000 doses of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, the largest shipment to date; a total of 29 million cumulative doses are expected to be delivered before the end of June.
The Ontario government is investing $12 million over three years to support the Greenbelt Foundation’s ongoing work to protect, promote and improve the Greenbelt in the Golden Horseshoe region.
A media release was issued regarding York Region’s COVID-19 enforcement activities between Monday, February 15 and Sunday, February 21, 2021: Inspections: 1,468Education: 615 Charges: 22
A statement on behalf of York Regional Council was issued in recognition of Canada’s Agriculture Day to celebrate York Region’s diverse farming community and thank hardworking farmers for keeping grocery stores stocked and food on tables.
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 23, 2021 at 5 p.m. there are:
28,355 total confirmed cases 86 new cases* since yesterday105.4 average daily cases over past 7 days 61.5 total cases per 100K population** (explanation below)461 total variant cases identified 7 new hospitalizations131 confirmed cases in hospital, 19 of which are in Intensive Care393 cases among health care workers, of which 391 cases have resolved*No new fatalities516 total confirmed fatalities 26,950 resolved cases4.05% positivity rate** 48 open outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols 26 institutional (Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes/Community Care/Hospitals)5 Child Care Centre0 Emergency Housing1 School; 11 Schools under surveillance 16 Workplaces 698 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 111.4 million total cases worldwide (280,853 new) with cases in 216 countries, area or territories; more than 2.4 million related fatalities reported by the World Health Organization (WHO)849,517 total cases (2,887 new); with 21,723 related fatalities in Canada (49 new); 796,630 resolved in Canada (as of February 22 at 7 p.m.) 295, 119 total cases (975 new); with 6,884 related fatalities; 277,939 resolved in Ontario
No new cases reported today.