COVID-19 Government and International Response: September 3,2021

Global COVID-19 cases have reached 220,141,079 up from 215,674,535 at 8:30 a.m. on August 27, 2021. Canada now reports 1,507,051 cases up from 1,482,659 cases of COVID-19 on August 27. Ontario reports 567,071 cases, up from 561,975 cases on August 27, 2021. The province reports 865 (0.2%) new cases since yesterday. Of the province’s total cases, 551,510 have been resolved (97.3%) and there have been 99,530 deaths (1.7%). The province has now completed 17,283,453 tests and reports 13,835 tests are currently under investigation. More information here.

A province-by-province breakdown of Canada’s COVID-19 case count can be found here.

In Canada, 73.45% (28,008,700) of the population have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 66.9% (25,537,732) are fully vaccinated. In Ontario 73% (10,844,013) of people have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine with 67% (9,983,796) of people being fully vaccinated as of September 3, 2021.

FEDERAL

Today, the government of Canada announced that on Sept. 7, Canada plans to open its borders to fully vaccinated travellers from across the globe and let them skip the country’s 14-day quarantine requirement. The rule change is significant, as most non-essential foreign travellers have been barred from entering Canada since the start of the pandemic. The federal government started to relax the rules last month when it began allowing fully vaccinated Americans to enter and skip quarantine. More information here.

PROVINCIAL

On September 2, the government of Ontario announced that province is already seeing more people book COVID-19 vaccine appointments one day after the government announced a vaccine passport system is coming later this month. Christine Elliott said bookings “more than doubled” on Wednesday and thousands more lined up shots on Thursday. More information here.

On September 1, the government of Ontario announced that to further protect Ontarians as the province continues to confront the Delta-driven fourth wave of the COVID-19, the government, will require people to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of their vaccination status to access certain businesses and settings starting September 22, 2021. More information here.

Toronto

On September 2, the City of Toronto announced that due to requests from restauranteurs, and strong interest and registration across the city, the City of Toronto is extending the submission deadline for restaurants to participate in DineTOgether to September 7 at 11:59 p.m. DineTOgether – part of ShowLoveTO, – has been created to support the recovery of local restaurants and celebrate Toronto’s diverse culinary scene. More information here.

On September 2, the City of Toronto announced that they have partnered with the TTC and Toronto Paramedic Services to further increase COVID-19 vaccination rates across the city with TTC bus vaccine clinics. As part of the Team Toronto Mobile Strategy micro-targeted approach, TTC buses will be used as mobile vaccine clinics in high foot-traffic areas including TTC stations. These mobile vaccination clinics in TTC buses will be staffed by TPH and Toronto Paramedic Services. More information here.

INTERNATIONAL

Country Total cases September 3 at 10:00 a.m. Total cases August 27

 at 8:40 a.m.

Increase from previous Active Cases (Increase decrease) Cases per million Total recovered Total deaths
Global 220,150,746 215,655,811 4,494,935 18,778,697 24,246 196,830,280 4,560,168

 

United States 40,513,018 39,342,153 1,170,865 8,656,567 121,579 31,199,965 662,891
India 32,903,289  32,603,188 300,101 404,508 23,572 32,063,616 439,916
Brazil 20,830,712 20,676,561 154,151 446,983 97,191 19,801,725 582,004
Russia 6,975,174 6,844,049 131,125 552,825 47,773 6,236,738 185,611
United Kingdom 6,862,904 6,628,709 234,145 1,196,757 100,477 5,533,227 132,920
Italy 4,553,241 4,509,611 43,630 136,898 75,438 4,286,991 129,352
Spain 4,871,444 4,822,320 49,124 386,940 104,144 4,399,864 84,640
Germany 3,983,983 3,913,945 70,038 102,448 47,373 3,757,600 92,794
Iran 5,083,133 4,869,414 213,719 679,136 59,627 4,302,011 109,549
Mexico 3,387,885 3,291,761 96,124 398730 25,958 2,727,659 261,496
Peru 2,152,118 209,169 5,949 N/A 64,226 N/A 198,364
Chile 1,639,698 1,635,958

 

3,740 5,940 84,923 1,596,763 36,995
Canada 1,507,053 1,482,659 24,394 33,495 39,525 1,446,567 26,991
Saudi Arabia 544,985 543,318 1,667 2,788

 

15,375 533,632 8,565
China 94,954 94,765 189 935 66 89,383 4,636
Australia 58,206 48,816 9,390 23,603

 

2,252 33,571 1032

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