COVID-19 Government and International Response: July 13, 2020

WHAT TO KNOW

Global COVID-19 cases have reached 12,888,021, up from 12,245,417 at 3:30 p.m. Friday. Canada now reports 107,590 cases, up from 106,805 cases of COVID-19 on Friday. Ontario reports 36,839 cases, up from 36,464 cases on Friday.

The growth rate of new cases in the province is still under 1%, with 116 (0.3%) new cases reported since yesterday. Of the province’s total cases, 32,663 have been resolved (88.7%) and there have been 2,722 deaths (7.4%). The province has now completed 1,712,315 tests and reports 7,837 tests are currently under investigation. More information here.

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

FEDERAL

This morning Prime Minister Trudeau announced the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy will be extended until December. More information here.

Today, Prime Minister Trudeau spoke with US President Donald Trump. Among the issues discussed were the extension of the closure of the Canada/US border. “Every month we have been able to extend the border closures to all but essential goods and services and those discussions are ongoing with the United States right now as we are a week from the next deadline for closures,” said the Prime Minister during his morning news conference. More information here.

PROVINCIAL

Today, the Ontario Government announced nearly all businesses and public spaces will reopen in Stage 3 of the province’s reopening framework with public health and workplace safety measures and restrictions in place. However, the City of Toronto and other municipalities in the region are not included in the list of regions that are permitted to move into Stage 3 at this time. As part of the Stage 3 reopening, Ontario will be increasing gathering limits for those regions entering the next stage to the following:

  • Indoor gathering limits will increase to a maximum of 50 people
  • Outdoor gathering limits will increase to a maximum of 100 people
  • Gathering limits are subject to physical distancing requirements

Several public health unit regions will be allowed to move into Stage 3 first, on Friday, July 17, 2020. More information here.

TORONTO

Yesterday, The City of Toronto launched a CaféTO installation and expansion blitz to rapidly increase outdoor dining space for local restaurants and bars during the COVID-19 pandemic. City staff accelerated the installation of verified CafeTO applications across multiple BIAs. An increase in the number of streetscape-based curb lane closures will be seen across the city and new installations will continue throughout the week. City staff continue to work with BIAs and the local business community to fast-track as many restaurant registrations and curb lane installations as possible; however, site-specific technical requirements may cause some delays. More information here.

INTERNATIONAL

Country Total cases at 3:30 p.m. Total cases Friday at 3:30 p.m. Increase from previous Active Cases (Increase decrease) Cases per million Total recovered Total deaths
Global 13,135,134 12,509,497 625,637 4,901,417 1,685 7,660,413 573,304
United States 3,441,503 3,254,822 186,681 1,768,631 10,395 1,534,925 136,237
Brazil 1,867,841 1,768,970 98,871 582,095 8,785 1,213,512 72,234
India 906,617 821,493 85,124 311,312 657 571,578 23,727
Russia 733,699 713,936 19,763 218,239 5,028 504,021 11,439
Peru 326,326 316,448 9,878 97,345 9,893 217,111 11,870
Chile 317,657 309,274 8,383 24,077 16,613 286,556 7,024
Spain 303,033 300,988 2,045 6,481 28,406
Mexico 299,750 282,283 17,467 79,980 2,324 184,764 35,006
United Kingdom 290,133 288,133 2,000 4,273 44,830
Iran 259,652 252,720 6,932 24,081 3,090 222,539 13,032
Italy 243,230 242,639 591 13,157 4,023 195,106 34,967
Saudi Arabia 235,111 226,486 8,625 63,026 6,750 169,842 2,243
Germany 200,323 199,335 988 6,086 2,391 185,100 9,137
Canada 107,807 107,021 786 27,375 2,856 71,645 8,787
China 83,602 83,585 17 320 58 78,648 4,634
Australia 9,980 9,359 621 2,104 391 7,768 108