COVID-19 Government and International Response: July 27, 2020

WHAT TO KNOW

Global COVID-19 cases have reached 16,249,165, up from 15,802,633 at 3:30 p.m. Friday. Canada now reports 113,911 cases, up from 112,867 cases of COVID-19 on Friday. Ontario reports 38,799 cases, up from 38,405 cases on Friday.

The growth rate of new cases in the province is still under 1%, with 119 (0.3%) new cases reported since yesterday. Of the province’s total cases, 34,461 have been resolved (88.8%) and there have been 2,764 deaths (7.1%). The province has now completed 2,069,621 tests and reports 9,249 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 24, the Canadian government announced $625 million in federal support for Canada’s child care sector to help ensure that safe and sufficient child care spaces are available to support parents’ gradual return to work. Along with the agreements under the Multilateral Early Learning and Child Care Framework, this investment means the Government of Canada will invest almost $1.2 billion to support child care in 2020-2021, a 67% increase over the next highest year in history, 2005-2006, when $700 million were announced. More information here.

Today, the Government of Canada provided more details on additional funding to support health priorities and address Canadians’ immediate needs. The Government of Canada will provide $4.28 billion to further expand testing and contact tracing capacity, and the associated data management and information sharing systems. This funding will ensure a national capacity to conduct 200,000 tests per day to help manage COVID-19 outbreaks over the coming year. Canada will also provide $7.5 billion towards personal protective equipment. More information here.

The Forum of Ministers Responsible for Immigration met virtually on July 24, to talk about the role of immigration at this unprecedented moment in Canadian history. Ministers committed to advancing shared immigration priorities and enhancing Canada’s immigration policies and programs by endorsing the Federal-Provincial-Territorial Strategic Plan for Immigration 2020-2023. More information here.

PROVINCIAL

The Ontario Government, in partnership with the federal government, is providing up to $4 billion in urgently needed one-time assistance to Ontario’s 444 municipalities. This funding will help local governments maintain the critical services people rely on every day, including public transit, over the next six to eight months. Details on specific allocations will be provided in the coming weeks. This funding is part of the province’s made-in-Ontario plan for renewal, growth and economic recovery. More information here.

TORONTO

Today, Mayor John Tory announced the launch of HistoricTO, a new cultural experience that connects Toronto’s communities by providing inclusive access to local history, heritage, and land-based learnings at Toronto History Museums. HistoricTO will offer access and experiences that have not previously been available. 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 16,536,894 15,802,633 734,261 5,755,030 2,122 10,127,775 654,089
United States 4,398,184 4,205,415 192,769 2,146,824 13,282 2,101,307 150,053
Brazil 2,423,798 2,303,661 120,137 702,393 11,397 1,634,274 87,131
India 1,482,386 1,337,021 145,365 495,842 1,073 953,096 33,448
Russia 818,120 800,849 17,271 201,437 5,606 603,329 13,354
Mexico 390,516 370,712 19,804 95,331 3,027 251,505 43,680
Peru 384,797 371,096 13,701 98,718 11,660 267,850 18,229
Chile 347,923 341,304 6,619 18,782 18,190 319,954 9,187
Spain 325,862 319,501 6,361 6,969 28,434
United Kingdom 300,111 297,914 2,197 4,387 45,759
Iran 293,606 286,523 7,083 22,550 3,493 255,144 15,912
Saudi Arabia 268,934 262,772 6,162 43,238 7,717 222,936 2,760
Italy 246,286 245,590 696 12,581 4,074 198,593 35,112
Germany 207,043 205,551 1,492 7,240 2,471 190,600 9,203
Canada 114,175 112,867 1,308 5,753 3,023 99,531 8,891
China 83,891 83,750 141 339 58 78,918 4,634
Australia 14,935 13,595 1,340 5,603 585 9,171 161