WHAT TO KNOW
Global COVID-19 cases have reached 5,860,138, up from 5,751,558 at 3:30 p.m. yesterday. Canada now reports 88,473 cases, up from 87,481 cases of COVID-19 yesterday. Ontario reports 26,866 cases, up from 26,483 cases yesterday.
The growth rate of new cases in the province continues to remain under 2%, with 383 (1.4%) new cases reported since yesterday. Of the province’s total cases, 20,673 have been resolved (76.9%) and there have been 2,189 deaths (8.1%). The province has now completed 662,162 tests and reports 11,868 tests are currently under investigation. More information here.
The City of Toronto has shared a breakdown by postal code of all COVID-19 cases here.
A province-by-province breakdown of Canada’s COVID-19 case count can be found here.
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, the Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau, and the Prime Minister of Jamaica Andrew Holness, will convene world leaders and international organizations today in a joint initiative to sharpen and accelerate the global response to the significant economic and human impacts of COVID-19, and advance concrete solutions to the development emergency.
Prime Minister Trudeau said in a statement today “all countries are being tested by the COVID-19 pandemic, and it threatens to undermine our hard-won development gains. We know the best way to help all our people and economies rebound is to work together as a global community. We want to support collective and individual actions to enable a recovery that leads to more inclusive, sustainable and resilient economies, where no one is left behind.” More information here.
To further protect seniors and staff in long-term care homes, the Ontario government announced today that it is extending the mandate of the Incident Management System Long-Term Care Table. This table is composed of health care professionals who make immediate decisions to deal with issues related to staffing levels, infection management and resources during the COVID-19 outbreak. More information here.
CBC reports city staff painted circles on the grass at Trinity Bellwoods Park on Thursday to encourage visitors to the popular west end park to engage in physical distancing. More information here.
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