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York Region launches enhanced web reporting for COVID19 pandemic



Interactive dashboard updated daily at 5 p.m.

Newmarket –The Regional Municipality of York continues to enhance information on the COVID-19 pandemic in York Region through its dedicated web page at york.ca/covid19. Media, residents and business can access an interactive dashboard that provides an in-depth summary of data from York Region Public Health.
 
This information will now be updated once daily at 5 p.m. seven days a week.
 
This interactive dashboard replaces the cases status list previously published to the web page twice daily. Enhanced capabilities within the dashboard allow users to easily view total case numbers in York Region, the age and sex of cases, source of acquisition of illness, status of cases and detailed information relative to local cities and towns in York Region.
 
Additionally, daily briefs will be posted to the web page from Dr. Karim Kurji, York Region’s Medical Officer of Health. These daily briefs will be provided in lieu of media statements announcing significant changes in case status, such as resolved cases and deaths related to COVID-19.
 
Information included within the dashboard is populated from the integrated Public Health Information System (iPHIS), the Ministry of Health’s provincial disease reporting system used by all public health units across the province. iPHIS is the same data source the province uses when providing its daily updates. In the event of a discrepancy between cases reported by the province and York Region Public Health, data reported through York Region’s dashboard should be considered the most up-to-date.
 
Dr. Kurji will continue to speak with media by teleconference, as required, to provide important updates on the Region’s response to COVID-19.
 
York Region reminds all residents, especially those age 70 and above and individuals with an underlying health condition, to continue to stay home, practice physical distancing and to only go out for essential needs such as urgent medical visits, picking up medications and groceries.

Anyone experiencing mild flu-like symptoms should self-isolate for 14 days. Close contacts and family members should also do the same, including those in the 48 hours prior to symptoms starting. Together, we can slow the spread of this virus. For information and resources, including how to protect yourself and others, visit york.ca/covid19

The Regional Municipality of York consists of nine local cities and towns and provides a variety of programs and services to 1.2 million residents and 52,000 businesses with over 636,600 employees. More information about the Region’s key service areas is available at york.ca/regionalservices

Media Contact:   

Patrick Casey, Director, Corporate Communications
The Regional Municipality of York
905-715-8211  patrick.casey@york.ca


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