Prime Minister Trudeau did not address the media.

The federal government introduced legislation to increase the number of weeks for Employment Insurance (EI) benefits and prevent international travellers from qualifying for recovery benefits during mandatory quarantine.


Premier Ford did not address the media today.

The Ontario government introduced new legislation to help modernize the voting process in a COVID-19 environment.


York Region is preparing to vaccinate residents age 80+; more information on how these residents can book a vaccine appointment will be shared tomorrow.

Symptomatic and asymptomatic voluntary screening in York Region schools is currently taking place at two voluntary, drop-in community-based COVID-19 testing sites: Vaughan George Bailey Public School,9600 Keele Street, Maple, and Aurora George Street Public School,115 George Street, Aurora, ON.


Below is a summary of the detailed information contained in the Interactive Dashboard – Cases at As of February 25, 2021 at 5 p.m. there are:

28,565 total confirmed cases 102 new cases* since yesterday 106.1 average daily cases over past 7 days 61.9 total cases per 100K population** (explanation below)520 total variant cases identified 4 new hospitalizations131 confirmed cases in hospital, 19 of which are in Intensive Care 393 cases among health care workers, of which 391 cases have resolved *1 new fatality 520 total confirmed fatalities 27,184 resolved cases 4.20% positivity rate** 45 open outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols 25 institutional (Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes/Community Care/Hospitals) 3 Child Care Centre0 Emergency Housing1 School; 17 Schools under surveillance 16 Workplaces 704 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 112.2 million total cases worldwide (421,407 new) with cases in 216 countries, area or territories; more than 2.4 million related fatalities reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) 855,126 total cases (2,863 new); with 21,807 related fatalities in Canada (46 new); 802,926 resolved in Canada (as of February 24 at 7 p.m.) 297,311 total cases (1,138 new); with 6,916 related fatalities; 280,324 resolved in Ontario


4 new cases reported today however our active cases drop to 16.