COVID-19 Government and International Response: July 24, 2020

WHAT TO KNOW

Global COVID-19 cases have reached 15,802,633, up from 14,890,516 at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. Canada now reports 112,867 cases, up from 111,697 cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday. Ontario reports 38,405 cases, up from 38,107 cases on Wednesday.

The growth rate of new cases in the province is still under 1%, with 195 (0.5%) new cases reported since yesterday. Of the province’s total cases, 34,100 have been resolved (88.8%) and there have been 2,758 deaths (7.2%). The province has now completed 1,988,909 tests and reports 25,550 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

Today, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced the names of the youth who will form the new Canadian Agricultural Youth Council. The 25 young people were chosen from more than 800 applications received, representing a diverse mix of subsectors from across the agriculture and agri-food sector, as well as from every province and the North. Council members will provide their insights on a variety of topics, which could include: how the sector is adapting to COVID-19, business risk management programs, sustainable agriculture, market diversification, skills and labour, intergenerational farm transfers, and mental health. More information here.

On July 23, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, announced that up to $2 billion in federal funding will be made available to cities and towns across Canada. The funding will support front line workers and critical municipal services as we keep people safe during the economic restart. Provincial and territorial governments will continue to support municipalities, and will cost-match federal supports with investments made this fiscal year. And to help cities keep their transit systems running so that Canadians can get to work and home to their families safely, the Government of Canada will be providing $1 billion in federal transit funding. More information here.

PROVINCIAL

The Ontario government is providing the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) with $110,000 from the Ontario Together Fund to deliver online tools and resources that will support Indigenous businesses as the province implements its made-in-Ontario plan for renewal, growth, and economic recovery. More information here.

TORONTO

The City of Toronto continues to monitor the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the municipal budget. Next week, City staff will present a report to City Council to address the experienced and anticipated financial impacts of the pandemic and propose options for mitigation. More information here.

INTERNATIONAL

Country Total cases at 3:30 p.m. Total cases Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. Increase from previous Active Cases (Increase decrease) Cases per million Total recovered Total deaths
Global 15,802,633 15,233,602 569,031 5,532,689 2,027 1,991,969 639,219
United States 4,205,415 4,062,859 142,826 2,065,577 12,700 1,898,180 147,869
Brazil 2,303,661 2,178,159 125,502 648,984 10,833 1,570,237 84,440
India 1,337,021 1,239,496 97,525 455,568 968 850,048 31,405
Russia 800,849 789,190 11,659 199,029 5,488 588,774 13,046
Peru 371,096 362,087 9,009 97,497 11,246 255,945 17,654
Mexico 370,712 356,255 14,457 92,595 2,873 236,209 41,908
Chile 341,304 336,402 4,902 18,770 17,845 313,696 8,838
Spain 319,501 314,631 4,870 6,833 28,432
United Kingdom 297,914 296,377 1,537 4,387 45,677
Iran 286,523 281,413 5,110 22,022 3,409 249,212 15,289
Saudi Arabia 262,772 258,156 4,616 44,369 7,541 215,731 2,672
Italy 245,590 245,032 558 12,301 4,062 198,192 35,097
Germany 205,551 204,308 1,243 6,959 2,453 189,400 9,192
Canada 112,867 112,005 862 5,471 2,989 98,519 8,877
China 83,750 83,707 43 243 58 78,873 4,634
Australia 13,595 12,894 701 4,681 533 8,775 139