COVID-19 Government and International Response: June 22, 2020

WHAT TO KNOW

Global COVID-19 cases have reached 9,124,002, up from 8,693,872 at 3:30 p.m. Friday. Canada now reports 101,568 cases, up from 100,565 cases of COVID-19 on Friday. Ontario reports 33,637 cases, up from 33,095 cases on Friday.

The growth rate of new cases in the province is now under 1%, with 161 (0.5%) new cases reported since yesterday. Of the province’s total cases, 28,933 have been resolved (86%) and there have been 2,609 deaths (7.8%). The province has now completed 1,196,627 tests and reports 10,027 tests are currently under investigation. More information here.

On June 12, the City of Toronto launched a new COVID-19 monitoring dashboard. This new dashboard will provide a progress assessment for the local COVID-19 response. More information here.

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

FEDERAL

Responding to a letter by CEOs in the travel, tourism and related industries calling for Canada to begin in a “measured” way to reopen the country to tourism, Prime Minister Trudeau said Canadian’s health and safety will continue to be the priority. More information here.

The Bank of Canada’s new governor Tiff Macklem said while the Bank expected growth in the third quarter, COVID’s impact on the economy would be prolonged and bumpy. More information here.

PROVINCIAL

The Ontario government is allowing more businesses and services to open and getting more people back to work by moving the City of Toronto and Peel Region into Stage 2 on Wednesday. This decision was made in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and the local medical officers of health. It is based on positive local trends of key public health indicators, including lower transmission of COVID-19, ongoing hospital capacity, public health capacity to do rapid case and contact management, and a significant increase in testing. More information here.

Last week, the Ontario government announced it will provide up to $10 million to Indigenous-owned small and medium sized businesses to help them with much needed capital as the province begins to safely and gradually reopen the economy.

 

Loans of up to $50,000 will be available to businesses that are either ineligible for, or unable to access, existing federal and provincial COVID-19 response initiatives for small businesses. The funding is being delivered through the Support for People and Jobs Fund. 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 9,124,002 8,693,872 430,130 3,763,618 1,171 4,888,316 472,068
United States 2,372,024 2,281,558 90,466 1,265,330 7,167 984,277 122,417
Brazil 1,090,349 1,009,699 80,650 460,386 5,131 579,226 50,737
Russia 592,280 569,063 23,217 239,658 4,059 344,416 8,206
India 440,183 395,812 44,371 178,039 319 248,129 14,015
United Kingdom 305,289 301,815 3,474 4,498 42,647
Spain 293,584 292,655 929 6,279 28,324
Peru 254,936 244,388 10,548 104,924 7,735 141,967 8,045
Chile 246,963 231,393 15,570 37,064 12,922 205,397 4,502
Italy 238,720 238,011 709 20,637 3,948 183,426 34,657
Iran 207,525 200,262 7,263 31,356 2,472 166,427 9,742
Germany 191,912 190,450 1,462 7,648 2,291 175,300 8,964
Mexico 180,545 165,455 15,090 23,441 1,401 135,279 21,825
Saudi Arabia 161,005 150,292 10,713 54,523 4,627 105,175 1,307
Canada 101,568 100,565 1,003 28,850 2,692 64,284 8,434
China 83,396 83,325 71 349 58 78,413 4,634
Australia 7,474 7,409 65 469 293 6,903 102