COVID-19 Government and International Response: July 20, 2020

WHAT TO KNOW

Global COVID-19 cases have reached 14,476,729, up from 13,530,628 at 3:30 p.m. Friday. Canada now reports 110,338 cases, up from 109,264 cases of COVID-19 on Friday. Ontario reports 37,739 cases, up from 37,274 cases on Friday.

The growth rate of new cases in the province is still under 1%, with 135 (0.4%) new cases reported since yesterday. Of the province’s total cases, 33,513 have been resolved (88.8%) and there have been 2,752 deaths (7.3%). The province has now completed 1,887,135 tests and reports 11,351 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

On July 18, the Federal Government announced that Canada will not be issuing a National Interest Exemption for the MLB’s regular season at this time. Following on the advice of public health officials it has been concluded that the cross-border travel required for MLB regular-season play would not adequately protect Canadians’ health and safety. More information here.

Today, The Government of Canada pledged to invest over $361,000 in eight new projects in Ontario communities through the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP). As economies re-open, these projects will help communities make data-driven decisions about roads, water systems, buildings, and other key infrastructure. More information here.

PROVINCIAL

The Ontario Government is allowing seven more regions to enter Stage 3 on Friday, July 24, increasing the number of businesses and public spaces that will reopen across the province. However, following today’s press conference, Premier Doug Ford announced that Toronto, Peel Region and Windsor-Essex Region will not be granted permission to enter Stage 3 and will remain in Stage 2 for at least another week. The following regions will join the 24 public health regions that entered Stage 3 on Friday, July 17, 2020:

  • Durham Region Health Department
  • Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit
  • Halton Region Health Department
  • Hamilton Public Health Services
  • Lambton Health Unit
  • Niagara Region Public Health Department
  • York Region Public Health Services

More information here.

The Ontario Government is providing Ontario Place with $2 million to support on-site activities, including several innovative festivals and events that allow people to safely reengage in arts and cultural experiences. As the province safely and gradually reopens, these initiatives will help with the economic recovery of the arts, entertainment, and hospitality sectors in Ontario. 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 14,753,034 14,070,934 682,100 5,336,480 1,893 8,805,686 610,868
United States 3,928,642 3,730,135 198,507 1,970,948 11,865 1,814,158 143,536
Brazil 2,102,559 2,021,834 80,725 651,740 9,888 1,371,229 79,590
India 1,153,824 1,039,045 114,779 401,023 836 724,702 28,099
Russia 777,486 759,203 18,283 211,457 5,328 553,602 12,427
Peru 353,590 341,586 12,004 98,448 10,717 241,955 13,187
Mexico 344,224 324,041 20,183 87,617 2,668 217,423 39,184
Chile 333,029 326,539 6,490 20,404 117,414 303,992 8,633
Spain 311,916 307,335 4,581 6,671 28,422
United Kingdom 295,372 293,239 2,133 4,350 45,312
Iran 276,202 269,440 6,762 21,710 3,286 240,087 14,405
Saudi Arabia 253,349 245,851 7,498 47,567 7,272 203,259 2,523
Italy 244,624 243,967 657 12,404 4,046 197,162 35,058
Germany 203,334 202,025 1,309 6,366 2,426 187,800 9,168
Canada 110,624 109,516 1,108 4,473 2,930 97,296 8,855
China 83,682 83,622 60 249 58 78,799 4,634
Australia 12,069 11,235 834 3,502 437 8,444 123