Health Canada authorized the COVID-19 vaccines manufactured by AstraZeneca and the Serum Institute of India’s version of the AstraZeneca vaccine; the vaccines are administered as a two-dose regimen and can be kept refrigerated from 2˚ to 8˚C for at least six months.
Ontario activated an emergency brake in Thunder Bay District Health Unit and Simcoe-Muskoka District Health Unit; effective Monday, March 1, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. they will move to Grey-Lockdown Zone; nine public health regions will move to new levels in the COVID-19 Response Framework on Monday Nine Public Health Regions Moving to New Levels in the COVID-19 Response Framework.
Minister of Education, Stephen Lecce announced regulatory amendments to support working families and improve the child care and early years sector;
Effective Monday, March 1, 2021 beginning at 8 a.m. York Region residents age 80 years and older (born in 1941 or earlier) can book an appointment for their COVID-19 vaccination by visiting york.ca/COVID19Vaccine
York Region Public Health issued a Public Notice for a COVID-19 workplace outbreak at Mobile Climate Control located in the City of Vaughan; 53 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been identified
ASYMPTOMATIC SCHOOL TESTING
Symptomatic and asymptomatic voluntary screening in York Region schools is taking place in Vaughan today: George Bailey Public School,9600 Keele Street, Maple, ON. Every Friday, until Friday, March 19 from 2 to 4 p.m.: Individuals with symptoms of COVID-19 or close contacts of a confirmed case 4:30 to 8 p.m.: Individuals with no known exposure or COVID-19 symptoms.
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 26, 2021 at 5 p.m. there are:
28,680 total confirmed cases 115 new cases* since yesterday 86.3 average daily cases over past 7 days 50.3 total cases per 100K population** (explanation below) 570 total variant cases identified 12 new hospitalizations 135 confirmed cases in hospital, 22 of which are in Intensive Care 393 cases among health care workers, of which 391 cases have resolved*2 new fatalities 522 total confirmed fatalities 27,284 resolved cases 3.85% positivity rate** 46 open outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols 26 institutional (Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes/Community Care/Hospitals) 3 Child Care Centre0 Emergency Housing 2 Schools; 22 Schools under surveillance 15 Workplaces 708 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 112.6 million total cases worldwide (427,644 new) with cases in 216 countries, area or territories; more than 2.5 million related fatalities reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) 858,217 total cases (3,094 new); with 21,865 related fatalities in Canada (59 new); 806,9017 resolved in Canada (as of February 25 at 7 p.m.) 298,569 total cases (1,258 new); with 6,944 related fatalities; 281,3331 resolved in Ontario
2 new cases reported today, however our active cases drop to 15.
Please assist family and friends 80+ booking appointments for a Vaccination.