WHAT TO KNOW
Global COVID-19 cases have reached 21,225,438, up from 20,330,351 at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Canada now reports 121,414 cases, up from 120,421 cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday. Ontario reports 40,459 cases, up from 40,289 cases on Wednesday.
The growth rate of new cases in the province is still under 1%, with 92 (0.2%) new cases reported since yesterday. Of the province’s total cases, 36,772 have been resolved (90.9%) and there have been 2,788 deaths (6.9%). The province has now completed 2,528,403 tests and reports 35,426 tests are currently under investigation. More information here.
A province-by-province breakdown of Canada’s COVID-19 case count can be found here.
Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Marc Garneau, announced Canada’s Flight Plan for Navigating COVID-19 (Canada’s Flight Plan), which is the foundation for Canada’s current and future efforts to reduce the public health risks of COVID-19 while travelling by aircraft. This action plan puts in place a multi-layered system of safety measures to support public health by protecting air travellers and air industry workers from COVID-19. More information here.
On August 13, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, announced that a new Canada Healthy Communities Initiative will help local governments and community partners as they adapt to local economic, health and social challenges. The money could be used for everything from pop-up bike paths to art installations to apps to support local markets. More information here.
The Canada-U.S. border closure to non-essential travel is being extended once again, until September 21. The ban, which was set to expire August 21, was first imposed in March and has been rolled over several times as cases in the United States spiked. More information here.
The Ontario Government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, is supporting the safe reopening of many sport, fitness and recreation facilities by applying a capacity limit on a per room basis to help more businesses reopen their doors, get more people back to work and promote the return to a healthy and active lifestyle for all Ontarians. More information here.
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