Chris Glover MPP, Spadina–Fort York

Government of Ontario

COVID-19 Update October 9

Published on October 9, 2020

Dear Neighbours,

I hope this message finds you well. The Thanksgiving long weekend is normally an opportunity for us to meet, have dinner with friends and family and connect in person. As we all know, this year is unlike any other, as the COVID-19 pandemic has made public health a priority for everyone around the world. While the initial lockdown in March helped flatten Ontario’s curve of COVID-19 cases, we now have clear data showing the relaxed restrictions over the last few months have brought back a second wave of COVID-19 cases, with Ontario marking a record 939 new cases of COVID-19 today. 

Most of these cases came from Toronto, Ottawa and the Peel Region leading the Provincial Government to move these three regions to a “modified Stage 2” for COVID-19 measures for 28 days starting midnight tonight. I know this is not the news we want to hear – but it is crucial we continue to take this COVID-19 pandemic seriously. Our individual behaviour will determine how we make it through this unprecedented challenge in the world. Technology has given us many opportunities to connect, and I urge you to stay connected with your friends and loved ones by giving them a text, phone call, or having a video chat or “video dinner”. Together, we will get through this. 

I’ve included details on the new COVID-19 measures for Toronto below, as well as a registration link for those interested in the Ontario Line consultation I will be hosting with Metrolinx on October 15th. As always, please contact my office at cglover-co@ndp.on.ca if you have any questions or need any assistance. 

Wishing you a safe and happy Thanksgiving long weekend!


Toronto moves to "Modified Stage 2" COVID-19 measures due to record 939 cases in Ontario

  • Ontario is implementing targeted temporary measures in Ottawa, Toronto and Peel Region by moving them into modified Stage 2 restrictions for a period of at least 28 days.
  • The measures, which go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, include prohibiting indoor dining, and closing gyms, cinemas, casinos, performing arts and racing venues.
  • Schools, child-care centres and places of worship will remain open. Before-school and after-school programs will also be exempt from the new restrictions.
  • Personal care services where masks must be removed are prohibited, as are team sports games and scrimmages.
  • Capacity limits are reduced to 10 people indoors for tours, real estate open houses and meeting and event spaces. Physical distancing must be maintained.
  • Wedding receptions will be limited to 10 people indoors or 25 people outdoors effective October 13.
  • The government is also asking people in those areas to only leave their homes for essential purposes. Travel to other regions in the provinces should also be limited (though there is no outright travel restriction in place).

Ontario Line Town Hall October 15

  • The Ontario Line is a 15-stop transit plan that will have seven stops in our Spadina-Fort York riding, stretching from Corktown to Liberty Village. Metrolinx is conducting community consultations on the project and this is an opportunity to ask questions and provide local insights into the initiative.

    There will be two info sessions held on Thursday, October 15th. One prepared for small businesses from 12 pm - 1 pm, and one geared for residents from 7 pm - 8 pm. After registering on this form, you will receive a link to view the webinar and ask questions through comments during the live stream. You can also ask questions before the session below, and review the Ontario Line project here


Community Town Hall

  • Join me and host, Olivia Chow, for an opportunity to ask questions and discuss issues in the riding. Email cglover-co@ndp.on.ca to register.


Fun Things To Do

  • Curbside Collective BBQ Series: Curbside Collective will be hosting a mini farmers market from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and street food pop-up from 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm. 852 King St. W. Saturdays until October 18.
  • ECCO x stackt Workshop – “Illustrator Series”: Once a week, a local illustrator carefully selected by ECCO, will be on-hand at stackt market pop-up to customize small leather goods. Find out more about the pop-up and the ‘Illustrator Series’. 28 Bathurst Street. October 10 from 12:00 noon - 8:00 pm.
  • Fall ’n Leaves Pop Up: The southwest corner of Bathurst & Richmond has been transformed into a licensed, cozy, social distanced experience with a pumpkin patch vibe with woodfire barbecue pit and oven. 621 Richmond Street. October 1-13, Mon-Fri 5:00 - 11:00 pm, Sat-Sun 12:00 noon - 11:00 pm.
  • Ferrero Golden Gallery Signature Experience: Enjoy a premium assortment of finely designed chocolates at this Signature Experience at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Visitors will be the first in Canada to taste a new selection of premium chocolates while immersing themselves in multi-sensory themed rooms. 356 King St. W. Mon-Wed 11:00 am - 4:00 pm, Thu-Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm, Sundays Oct 4, 11, 18, 25 from 12:00 - 5:00 pm.
  • HistoricTO Walking Tours: HistoricTO is a new cultural experience that connects Toronto’s communities through time-ticketed, guided neighbourhood walking tours of sites including Fort York or explore Toronto’s fabulous street and laneway art at The Market Gallery featuring more than 100 StreetARToronto projects. Various locations until October 18.
  • Metro Hall Farmers’ Market: From apples to zucchini with everything in between. Gorgeous flowers, amazing cheeses, local honey as well as fruits and vegetables. 55 John Street. Every Thursday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm to mid-October.
  • Ontario Place Drive-In: Enjoy your favourite movies at the drive-in this fall on a 60-foot screen in a safe and family-friendly setting at the water’s edge of Ontario Place. Spots will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis. 955 Lake Shore Blvd. W. October 3-31.
  • Rogue Wave 2020: This Toronto Island outdoor exhibition involves 25-30 artists and their works that have been created or re-installed on the Island. In the spirit of rogue waves – unpredictable, causing disruptions, affecting change, and with short notice – artists devised their own creative response to this theme. September 28 to October 25.  For more information contact Leida Englar at leidaenglar@gmail.com.
  • Royal Conservatory of Music’s The Resounding Concert: Join a stellar lineup of artists for an extravaganza of music in support of Koerner Hall! This free special online event features Lang Lang, Meryl Streep, Alex Cuba, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Sondra Radvanovsky, Zakir Hussain, James Ehnes, Daniel Hope, and Jan Lisiecki. Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 8:00 pm.
  • StrollTO: Toronto residents can participate in StrollTO, part of the City of Toronto’s ShowLoveTO initiative. StrollTO will feature self-guided itineraries for each of the City’s 25 wards to encourage residents to actively discover shops, stops, places and spaces on their local main streets. Click here for more information.
  • Toronto Symphony Orchestra: As an alternative to its previously scheduled performances at Roy Thomson Hall, TSO musicians will spend the coming year performing in smaller ensembles and connecting with audiences throughout the GTA. Join the TSO at the AGO on select Fridays in October. Audiences are invited to drop in, stand on socially distanced markers and watch the free program. Limited seating for accessibility is available. Walker Court, Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas St. W. October 2, 9, 16, from 2:00 - 4:00 pm. 

You can also experience the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in an entirely new way this October—live from the comfort of your own car—with the TSO at the Drive-In series performed at CityView Drive-In, located at 20 Polson St. in Toronto.

  • Trinity Bellwoods Farmers Market: The market is open Tuesdays, 3:00 - 7:00 pm until October 27, rain or shine. Controlled entrance on Crawford with exit at Dundas & Shaw.

#COVIDKindness

  • Food banks have seen a 200% increase in the rate of new clients accessing food banks in Toronto. Thanksgiving is usually a time for celebration, camaraderie, family gatherings – and often a time to give back to the community. Please consider making a donation to your local food bank. You can donate to the Fort York Food Bank here: https://fyfb.com/donate/

  • As part of Canada’s Waste Diversion Week, Scadding Court Community Centre (707 Dundas St. W.) is organizing a Fall Fashion Harvest inviting people in need of gently-used clothing. For more information, call 416-453-1723 or email munira@scaddingcourt.org. October 21, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.



Latest Developments

Toronto moves to "Modified Stage 2" COVID-19 measures due to record 939 cases in Ontario

  • Ontario is implementing targeted temporary measures in Ottawa, Toronto and Peel Region by moving them into modified Stage 2 restrictions for a period of at least 28 days.
  • The measures, which go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, include prohibiting indoor dining, and closing gyms, cinemas, casinos, performing arts and racing venues.
  • Schools, child-care centres and places of worship will remain open. Before-school and after-school programs will also be exempt from the new restrictions.
  • Personal care services where masks must be removed are prohibited, as are team sports games and scrimmages.
  • Capacity limits are reduced to 10 people indoors for tours, real estate open houses and meeting and event spaces. Physical distancing must be maintained.
  • Wedding receptions will be limited to 10 people indoors or 25 people outdoors effective October 13.
  • The government is also asking people in those areas to only leave their homes for essential purposes. Travel to other regions in the provinces should also be limited (though there is no outright travel restriction in place).

Bars/Restaurants COVID-19 Cases:

  • There are a number of bars and restaurants in and near Spadina-Fort York where patrons may have been exposed to COVID-19. If you were in these restaurants or bars, please get tested or self isolate if you are experiencing symptoms.
    • Casa Mezcal, 291 King St. W.
    • Crews and Tangos, 508 Church St.
    • Gusto 101, 101 Portland St.
    • King Taps, 100 King St. W.
    • Manita, 210 Ossington Ave.
    • MARBL, 455 King St. W.
    • Quetzal, 419 College St.
    • Regulars Bar, 668 King St. W.
    • Reyna, 354 King St. E.
    • Sweaty Betty’s, 13 Ossington Ave.
    • Yonge Street Warehouse, 336 Yonge St.

New Testing & Public Health Measures:

  • The Ontario government announced new public health measures. The government is attempting to reduce testing turnaround times in preparation for a second wave and for the cold winter months. The Province is advising that all people “allow close contact only with people living in their own household and maintain two metres physical distancing from everyone else.” People who live alone can socialize with another household.

The new measures for testing include:

  1. Transitioning to appointment-based testing at Ontario assessment centres beginning Tuesday, October 6, 2020, providing certainty to patients as to when they can receive a test during the cold winter months and allowing assessment centres to conduct enhanced screening to ensure adherence to the guidelines released on September 24, 2020;
  2. Beginning on Sunday, October 4, 2020, assessment centres will discontinue walk-in testing services, so the province's lab network can make significant progress in processing tests and to allow assessment centres the necessary time to reset, deep clean and ensure preparedness for the new appointment-based model;
  3. Continuing mobile testing and pop-up testing centres to reach vulnerable populations and provide targeted testing for long-term care, congregate care, and other vulnerable populations;
  4. Expanding the number of pharmacies where people with no symptoms within provincial testing guidance can get tested; and
  5. Implementing updated testing guidance for children to help parents determine when it is most appropriate for students, children and their families to seek a test for COVID-19.

The new public health measures include mandating the use of face coverings in all public indoor settings across the province, and the following targeted measures in Toronto, Peel and Ottawa:

  1. Setting an indoor capacity limit to restrict occupancy at restaurants, bars and other food and drink establishments (including nightclubs) to the number of patrons who can maintain a physical distance of at least two metres from every other patron, to a maximum of 100 patrons, permitting no more than six patrons per table, requiring operators to ensure patrons lining up or congregating outside of their establishment maintain physical distancing, and mandating that the name and contact information for each patron be collected;
  2. Restricting group exercise classes at gyms and other fitness settings to 10 individuals, as well as restricting the total number of people allowed at these facilities to a maximum of 50; and
  3. Setting a limit on the number of people allowed at meeting and event facilities, including banquet halls, to six people per table and 50 people per facility.
  • The Province says they will be providing about 200 additional staff to Toronto Public Health (TPH) after the health unit said it is scaling back its contact tracing efforts due to the rapid rise of COVID-19 cases. The Premier’s office said extra staff will be deployed to TPH in the next four weeks, beginning with onboarding on Monday.
  • Fresh projections suggest that Ontario’s second wave of COVID-19 will peak in mid to late October and will likely send enough patients to intensive care that hospitals will need to scale back non-emergency surgeries. The forecasts come from the COVID-19 Modelling Collaborative, a joint effort of scientists and physicians from the University of Toronto, University Health Network and Sunnybrook Hospital. Based on how quickly Ontario’s infection rate has been rising in recent weeks, the model projects the province is on track to exceed 1,000 new cases per day by the middle of October, unless stricter public health measures slow the accelerating spread.
  • The Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) is calling on the Government of Ontario to immediately intensify public health measures in certain areas of the province, including Toronto, all regions of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and Ottawa. A return to Stage 2, with restrictions on indoor dining and bars, places of worship, weddings, gyms, movie theatres, and other non-essential businesses, is needed now to keep schools open and prevent a further acceleration of infections, according to OHA president Anthony Dale.
  • Toronto’s medical officer of health Dr. de Villa has stressed the need for more actions to mitigate the impact of the resurgence of COVID-19 cases. The report recommends that the Province of Ontario act in support of this recommendation. Additional actions supported by Toronto Public Health to prevent COVID-19 activity and outbreaks in food and drink establishments include: Reducing the total number of patrons permitted to be inside a food and drink establishment at any one time from 100 to 75; Requiring establishments to maintain a customer log for each patron, not just one person from the party; Reducing the maximum number of people able to sit at each table, both inside and outside, from 10 to six; Requiring that background music and any other background sounds, such as from televisions or other electronic sound producing devices, must be no louder than the volume of normal conversation.
  • The report also recommends extending the existing City of Toronto COVID-19 bylaws until the end of City Council’s first meeting in 2021. This includes the Physical Distancing in Public Spaces bylaws, the Mandatory Mask or Face Covering bylaws, the Public Health Measures for Bars and Restaurant bylaw and the temporary COVID-19 amendments to Chapter 354, Apartment Buildings. These bylaws are currently set to expire on October 1, 2020.
  • Some doctors’ offices and pharmacies are exploring drive-throughs and outdoor vaccination clinics to meet flu shot demand. A survey of 1,459 doctors found half had trouble accessing personal protective equipment and many feared they'll have trouble safeguarding patients and staff while delivering the flu shot. Ontario's first shipments of flu vaccines started being delivered in late September to public health units, long-term care homes and hospitals to prioritize vulnerable populations.

COVID-19 Preparedness & Recovery:

Schools Update:

  • A total of 335 of Ontario's 4,828 publicly-funded schools have now reported at least one case of COVID-19 in students or staff. When asked by reporters exactly how many cases are required for a school to shut down, neither Premier Doug Ford, Education Minister Stephen Lecce nor Ontario's Chief Medical Officer Dr. David Williams could provide an answer.
  • The Ontario government has announced it will be providing school boards in COVID-19 hotspots with $35 million to hire more teachers and invest in equipment for online learning. The new funding will be split proportionally between all public school boards in Toronto, Peel Region, York Region and Ottawa—four areas that have seen a significant uptick in COVID-19 infections over the last month.
  • The Ontario government is updating its COVID-19 school and child care screening guidance with two sets of questions about symptoms and information to help parents make informed decisions. The guide can be found here at the COVID-19 Screening Tool for Children in School and Child Care.
  • Education critic Marit Stiles said parents who spent hours and hours in line with their little ones waiting for a test, and those who are home right now with little ones waiting for test results, have a right to be frustrated at the horrible lack of clarity on when kids need a test, and when they should return to school or daycare.
  • TDSB officials said parents and guardians will now be required to wear masks during pick-ups and drop-offs at schools. “In situations where a student, staff or visitor is not wearing a mask due to an approved exemption, a face shield may be required as an alternative measure of protection,” the updated guidelines said.
  • Thousands of students in the Toronto District School Board opted to move from in-person to virtual school this week as the number of COVID-19 cases in schools continues to rise. The TDSB’s first deadline to switch from online to in-person classes and vice versa last Wednesday saw about 7,500 students move from in-person to virtual school, while 3,000 students opted to switch from virtual to in-person classes, according to spokesman Ryan Bird. The changes take effect October 13.
  • An analysis of Ontario’s back-to-school plan, published Sunday in the Toronto Star, including a closer examination of the numbers behind the government’s funding announcements, as well as a look at what school boards have in their reserve funds, reveals the amount of money available to hire new teachers and decrease class sizes is much less than what parents have been led to believe. The province claims it is “providing up to $1.3 billion in critical supports” for school boards to deal with COVID-19. Of the $1.3 billion, only $413 million — less than a third — is new money from the province. Further breaking down the billion-dollar amount, only $100 million has been earmarked for hiring teachers and $70 million of that actually comes from the federal government. Another $100 million from Ottawa can be used for a wide range of measures, including hiring teachers. About $500 million of the $1.3 billion is supposed to come out of reserves — money boards already have in most cases but which is allocated to future expenses, such as retirement benefit obligations, capital improvements and balancing budgets.

Long-Term Care Update:

  • The Ontario government is updating its visitor policy to protect residents and staff in the province's long-term care homes. The new policy addresses areas where there is higher community spread of COVID-19. Starting Wednesday, October 7, 2020, general visitors will not be allowed in long-term care homes in Toronto, Ottawa, and Peel. Only essential visitors, including up to one caregiver per resident, will be allowed to visit. If the home is experiencing an outbreak of COVID-19, the local public health unit will provide direction on further visitor restrictions and other measures.
  • The Ontario government announced it is investing $540 million to protect residents, caregivers, and staff in long-term care homes from future surges and waves of COVID-19. The funding is part of the province’s COVID-19 fall preparedness plan, Keeping Ontarians Safe: Preparing for Future Waves of COVID-19. The province will also be making changes to its visitor policy to long-term care homes. Effective Monday, October 5, 2020, visitors to long-term care homes in these areas will be restricted to staff and essential visitors only, which includes essential caregivers. 
  • The Ontario government announced it will support personal support workers (PSWs) and direct support workers in the home and community care, long-term care, public hospitals, and social services sectors by investing $461 million to temporarily enhance wages effective October 1, 2020. The Official Opposition believes that PSW jobs should be full-time, and permanently far-better paid. Other health care workers they work side-by-side with will get nothing. During the first wave, most essential workers — but not all — received a $4 hourly pandemic pay bump.
  • Toronto Public Health said over the weekend that it would temporarily suspend COVID-19 contact tracing outside of outbreaks in congregate settings like long-term care homes because it is overwhelmed by a surge of new cases in the city.

Federal News:

  • The Federal government has created three new recovery benefits to help support Canadians who are unable to work for reasons related to COVID-19. This legislation includes: 
    • The Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) of $500 per week for up to 26 weeks, to workers who are self-employed or are not eligible for EI and who still require income support.
    • The Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB) of $500 per week for up to two weeks, for workers who are sick or must self-isolate for reasons related to COVID-19;
    • The Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB) of $500 per week for up to 26 weeks per household, for eligible Canadians unable to work because they must care for a child under the age of 12 or family member because schools, day-cares or care facilities are closed due to COVID-19, or because the child or family member is sick and/or required to quarantine.
  • The Federal government announced an additional $184 million for FedDev Ontario to help more businesses across southern Ontario through the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF). The RRRF supplements the existing federal relief measures to address the immediate needs of Canadians during the pandemic. This funding for FedDev Ontario is part of an additional $600 million in RRRF funding announced today for RDAs across the country. Community Futures Development Corporations (CFDCs) will provide $30 million of FedDev Ontario’s additional funding to businesses in rural communities across southern Ontario. More information can be found here.
  • The Emergency Community Support Fund will be opening a second round of applications to address the evolving needs of Canadians and ensure an equitable distribution of funds. More information can be found here.
  • Health Canada has given the green light to a rapid test for COVID-19. The department posted news of the approval of the Abbott Diagnostics ID Now test Wednesday, a day after the government said it had a deal to buy nearly eight million of the tests from the company. Rapid COVID-19 Testing

City of Toronto News:

  • De Villa said she doesn’t have the legal authority to unilaterally impose the sort of sweeping restrictions she is proposing. That is why she is asking the province to either do so itself or amend her legislative authority so that she can act. The following public health measure recommendations were made by Dr. de Villa to the Province:
    • Restaurants and Bars: Prohibiting indoor dining. The City has explored two alternatives to this restriction, such as requiring individuals to only dine in with members of their household, or restricting indoor dining in areas of Toronto where case counts are highest. Dr. de Villa, however, does not believe that such measures will be either enforceable or effective.
    • General Public: Individuals to only leave their homes for essential trips. Drawing on experience from other jurisdictions, as well as the City’s own successful experience in controlling transmission during the first wave of COVID-19, Dr. de Villa recommends that people only leave their homes for essential activities, such as work, education, exercise and fitness, healthcare appointments and the purchase of food. Up to two individuals from outside a household would be permitted to provide social support if an individual lives alone.
    • Recreation, Sports and Gyms: All indoor group classes in gyms and indoor sports team activities to be discontinued.
    • Managing Public Health Measures in Large Venues: Require a plan be submitted to Toronto Public Health demonstrating how these venues will comply with public health measures, such as seating that ensures physical distancing and a method to collect individual contact information. Dr. de Villa has concerns about exposures and outbreaks in large venues, some of which can have a capacity of more than 100. She also expressed concerns about the current regulations that allow for 30 per cent capacity in these venues.

The Premier and Ontario’s top doctor say more hard evidence is needed before shutting down indoor dining and gyms.

Quayside Public Consultation:

  • Beginning October 5 until October 20, Waterfront Toronto is looking for feedback on the Quayside plans as it begins advancing work on the project. You can get involved by:
    • Watching a video that outlines the goals for Quayside (week of Oct. 5)
    • Completing an online survey (week of Oct. 5-20)
    • Participating in an upcoming Q&A Session (week of Oct. 12)

For more information, visit the website here.

Construction & Road Closures:

  • Ongoing construction along Union Station rail corridor. This work will take place over the course of one week starting on Saturday, October 3, until Saturday, October 10, overnight from 8:00 pm to 5:00 am.
    1. Retaining Wall construction from Spadina Avenue to York Street.
    2. Bungalow Foundation construction from Spadina Avenue to York Street.
    3. Cable containment from Bathurst Street to York Street.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email torontowest@metrolinx.com or call  416-202-6911.

  • To advance the Ontario Line project, Metrolinx will be conducting investigative drilling work on Queen Street West near Spadina Avenue.
    1. Work is scheduled start October 5, 2020 and last up to three weeks.
    2. Work will occur between 9:00 pm and 5:00 am, Monday to Friday. Specific work times may depend on permits from the City of Toronto.

For more information, sign up for the newsletter at metrolinx.com/OntarioLine, email OntarioLine@metrolinx.com or call 416-202-5100.

  • To advance the Ontario Line project, Metrolinx will be conducting investigative drilling work on Vanauley Street near Queen Street West. 
    1. Work is scheduled to start September 29, 2020 and last up to three weeks.
    2. Work will occur between 7:00 am and 7:00 pm, Monday to Friday. Specific work times may depend on permits from the City of Toronto.

For more information, sign up for the newsletter at metrolinx.com/OntarioLine, email OntarioLine@metrolinx.com or call 416-202-5100.

  • Update on construction on Bathurst Street between Fort York Blvd. and Dundas St. W.
    1. TTC track replacement work will run September 21 to October 30, south of Dundas St. W. This will impact traffic and parking on Bathurst from Wolseley St. to Dundas St. W.
    2. Bathurst Street will be closed to ALL southbound traffic at Dundas St. W.
    3. One lane of northbound traffic ONLY will be maintained between Queen St. W. and Dundas St. W. in the southbound curb lane (west side). 
    4. No access to Eden Place and Carr Street (east of Bathurst St.), or driveways along the east side of Bathurst St. Affected properties will receive additional information.
    5. TTC will likely store track materials inside Wolseley Loop.
    6. Sidewalks on both sides of Bathurst Street will remain open.
    7. Watermain replacement work from Front St. W. to Queen St. W. is ahead of schedule and expected to be complete in October.
    8. Bridge rehabilitation work from Fort York Blvd. to Front St. W. and Bathurst Street will continue to be closed to all vehicles until January 2021.

For more information, call 416-392-3074 or email downtownconstructionprojects@toronto.ca.


Reaching Out

Birthday & Anniversary Greetings:

  • My office sends out congratulatory scrolls to people across the riding to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and other milestones! If you have a birthday coming up in the family and you would like to request a scroll, please email us at CGlover-CO@ndp.on.ca.

Calling Local Artists:

  • If you are a local artist, we would love to share your work with the community by publishing it in my newsletter and on this website. If you’re interested in sharing your art, please email us at CGlover-CO@ndp.on.ca. Art submitted must be accompanied by a short description (50 words or less). Thank you for sharing your work with us and our community. 

Facts and Figures

ONTARIO CASES

As of 4:00 pm October 13:

 

Wednesday October 14

Cases

61,413

NEW

721 – 1.2% increase

Deaths

3,017 (=)

Recovered

52,512 (85.5%)

Tests completed in the previous 24 hours

32,206

Backlog – waiting to be processed

26,558

Total tests completed

4,494,373

% Positivity

3.0% (+0.4%)

 

Hospital:

  • Hospitalized: 231 (+1)
  • ICU: 64 (+4)
  • Ventilated: 35 (+1)

 

CMOH new info:

  • 51.5% of cases are female.
  • Total Cases: 60+: 26.4%, 40-59: 28.4%, 20-39: 35.8%, under 20: 9.4%
  • Of today’s 721 cases: 60+: 108, 40-59: 230, 20-39: 281, under 20: 102
  • 7,274 (+22) healthcare workers total have tested positive (11.8% of total cases)

 

Schools Summary

 

Number of new cases reported today

Number of cases reported in the last 14 days

Number of cases reported more than 14 days ago

Cumulative total (total number of cases reported)

Total Cases

96

645

395

1,040

Students

51

376

204

580

Staff

13

95

73

168

Not identified

32

174

118

292

Schools with a reported case: 421 (-15)

Schools closed: 5 (+2)

 

Congregate Settings Summary:

 

Resident Cases

Resident Deaths

Staff Cases

Staff Deaths

Active Outbreaks

Cumulative Outbreaks

Long Term Care Homes

6,335 (+17)

 

1,968 (=)

 

 

2,712 (+6)

 

8 (=)

63 (+3)

503 (+3)

  •  Retirement Homes: 45 (+1) active outbreaks, and 236 (+1) outbreaks in total.
  • Hospitals: 10 (+1) active outbreaks, and 107 (+1) outbreaks in total.
  • Of today’s 721 cases, 270 are in Toronto, 170 in Peel, 79 in York Region, 39 in Ottawa, 41 in Hamilton, 23 in Waterloo Region, 22 in Durham Region, 21 in Halton Region, 20 in Eastern Region and 15 in Simcoe Muskoka.

Mental Health Supports

Need immediate help?

  • If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health or substance use emergency, call 9-1-1 or go to the emergency room of your local hospital.  
  • If you are not sure if it is an emergency, or just need to talk through the situation, consider reaching out to:

General Mental Health and Well-Being Resources

Covid-19 Specific Resources:

Resources for Students

Resources for Caregivers