Prime Minister Trudeau announced an additional eight million Pfizer vaccines will be delivered to Canada amid further reductions to Moderna vaccine deliveries;

The federal government announced a bilateral agreement with Ontario to enhance the province’s virtual health services. The federal and provincial governments are investing in upgrades and improvements to HVAC and sprinkler systems in long-term care homes across Ontario.


The Ontario government announced the province-wide emergency declaration and stay-at-home order will be extended by two weeks until at least May 21, 2021.

Premier Ford provided details on the new restrictions and additional health and safety measures that will be enacted across the province in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19;

New modelling released by the province suggests the number of COVID-19 patients in Ontario’s intensive care wards will exceed 1,000 by the end of April;

The statement calling for the Province of Ontario to ensure consistent and equitable distribution of vaccines to all hot spot areas in York Region was issued and shared on Facebook and Twitter.


Emergency Child Care in York Region for eligible health care and other front-line workers with school-aged children will start Monday, April 19, 2021


292,092 total number of vaccines administered269,471 total number of York Region residents who have received at least one doseBreakdown by age of York Region residents having received at least one dose and % proportion of age group: 42,292 residents 80+ (86.3%)28,427 residents aged 75-79 (83.6%)39,629 residents aged 70-74 (74.8%)39,956 residents aged 65-69 (62.4%)31,818 residents aged 60-64 (40.3%)23,845 residents aged 55-59 ( 25.6%)16,850 residents aged 50-54 (18.3%)14,236 residents aged 45-49 (16.4%)

*Vaccination data includes any York Region resident receiving a vaccine anywhere in Ontario; York Region reports vaccine information directly from data recorded in the provincial database


Below is a summary of the detailed information contained in the Interactive Dashboard – Cases at As of April 16, 2021 at 5 p.m. there are:

40,625 total confirmed cases 426 new cases since yesterday 499.6 average daily cases over past 7 days 291.3 total cases per 100K population7,812 total variant cases identified, of which 2,737 are active 13 new hospitalizations55 confirmed cases in hospital, 6 of which are in Intensive Care1,009 cases among health care workers, of which 993 cases have resolved 3 new fatalities 579 total confirmed fatalities 35,669 resolved cases 12.76% positivity rate96 open outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols 28 institutional (Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes/Community Care/Hospitals) 12 Child Care Centre0 Emergency Housing 34 Schools; 93 Schools under surveillance 22 Workplaces 865 closed outbreaks


9 new cases reported today.