WHAT TO KNOW
Global COVID-19 cases have reached 21,896,155, up from 21,689,832 at 3:30 p.m. on Monday. Canada now reports 123,154 cases, up from 122,087 cases of COVID-19 on Monday. Ontario reports 40,972 cases, up from 40,745 cases on Monday.
The growth rate of new cases in the province is still under 1%, with 102 (0.2%) new cases reported since yesterday. Of the province’s total cases, 37,215 have been resolved (90.8%) and there have been 2,792 deaths (6.8%). The province has now completed 2,656,928 tests and reports 15,490 tests are currently under investigation. More information here.
A province-by-province breakdown of Canada’s COVID-19 case count can be found here.
The Ontario Government is investing $149,200 from the Ontario Together Fund in MetricAid’s physician scheduling solution to help physicians link their availability and expertise with needed hospitals and clinics while reducing administrative burden so health care providers can focus on their patients. More information here.
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ontario government is reviewing how provincial agencies deliver services with a focus on improving the customer experience, adopting service innovation, offering more services virtually and online, and eliminating redundancies. The evaluation will build on the advancements in digital service delivery made during the pandemic. More information here.
Today, Mayor John Tory announced another expansion of the Digital Main Street program, as two new funding partners have joined the program and additional initiatives have been launched that will focus on helping businesses in Toronto and across Ontario embrace technology in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is also launching three new Digital Main Street Programs as a result of funding from the Province of Ontario and FedDev Ontario. More information here.
Today, Mayor John Tory was joined by Councillor James Pasternak, Chair of the Infrastructure and Environment Committee, Robin Oliphant, Toronto Parking Authority (TPA) Acting President and Rhonda English, Chief Marketing Officer, CAA South Central Ontario to announce the return of Free Ride Wednesdays in September. Thanks to the new Bike Share Toronto – CAA South Central Ontario partnership, Bike Share Toronto riders will ride for free every Wednesday in the month of September. More information here.
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