COVID-19 Government and International Response: July 6, 2020

WHAT TO KNOW

Global COVID-19 cases have reached 11,418,475, up from 10,665,758 at 3:30 p.m. Thursday. Canada now reports 105,536 cases, up from 104,193 cases of COVID-19 on Thursday. Ontario reports 35,948 cases, up from 35,370 cases on Thursday.

The growth rate of new cases in the province is still under 1%, with 154 (0.4%) new cases reported since yesterday. Of the province’s total cases, 31,426 have been resolved (87.4%) and there have been 2,689 deaths (7.5%). The province has now completed 1,544,417 tests and reports 8,931 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

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is temporarily reducing service hours at additional land, air, and marine ports of entry (POE) in addition to deferring seasonal opening hours at select POEs. Economic supply chains and trade will remain open and the CBSA continues to work to ensure that access to goods and services is not interrupted. As such, these changes should not affect commercial traffic. These COVID-19 related measures are temporary and have been in effect since July 3. More information here.

PROVINCIAL

On July 3, the Government on Ontario announced plans to invest $3 million to provide free online health and safety training. These virtual courses will make it easier for job seekers and workers to get essential qualifications while practicing physical distancing and preventing the spread of COVID-19. Up to 100,000 job seekers can now take free online workplace health and safety training through Employment Ontario. Also, worker and employer members of Joint Health and Safety Committees can now use video conferencing to take training in real-time with qualified instructors from training providers. More information here.

Today, the Government of Ontario has announced the development of a made-in-Ontario plan for growth, renewal and economic recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic. The plan includes measures that make it easier and faster to build provincial highways, major transit infrastructure projects and quality, affordable housing. The province is also proposing to accelerate key provincial highway construction and priority transit projects. As part of the plan, the government would also enter into new commercial agreements with partners to build transit-oriented communities, allowing for the development of more housing around transit in an integrated manner. More information here.

INTERNATIONAL

Country Total cases at 3:30 p.m. Total cases Thursday at 3:30 p.m. Increase from previous Active Cases (Increase decrease) Cases per million Total recovered Total deaths
Global 11,655,612 10,921,939 733,673 4,518,398 1,495 6,598,649 538,565
United States 3,007,237 2,807,102 200,135 1,572,893 9,085 1,301,640 132,704
Brazil 1,613,351 1,476,884 136,467 569,616 7,589 978,615 65,120
India 719,448 626,591 92,857 259,137 521 440,137 20,174
Russia 687,862 661,165 26,697 223,237 4,713 454,329 10,296
Peru 302,718 288,477 14,241 98,172 9,180 193,957 10,589
Spain 297,625 297,183 442 6,366 28,385
United Kingdom* 285,768 313,483 (27,715) 4,209 44,236
Chile 298,557 284,541 14,016 27,802 15,616 264,371 6,384
Mexico 256,848 231,770 25,078 70,605 1,992 155,604 30,639
Iran 243,051 232,863 10,188 27,237 2,893 204,083 11,731
Italy 241,819 240,961 858 14,709 4,000 192,241 34,869
Saudi Arabia 213,716 197,608 16,108 62,114 6,138 149,634 1,968
Germany 197,948 196,594 1,354 6,662 2,362 182,200 9,086
Canada 105,764 104,643 1,121 27,646 2,802 69,431 8,687
China 83,557 83,537 20 405 58 78,518 4,634
Australia 8,586 8,001 585 1,060 337 7,420 106