COVID-19 Government and International Response: May 28, 2020

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.

FEDERAL

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.

PROVINCIAL

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.

TORONTO

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.

INTERNATIONAL

Country Total cases at 3:30 p.m. Total cases yesterday at 3:30 p.m. Increase from previous Active Cases (Increase decrease) Cases per million Total recovered Total deaths
Global 5,860,138 5,751,558 108,580 2,959,113 752 2,540,979 360,046
United States 1,758,821 1,740,474 18,347 1,161,230 5,317 494,724 102,867
Brazil 418,608 396,166 22,442 226,026 1,971 166,647 25,935
Russia 379,051 370,680 8,371 223,916 2,598 150,993 4,142
Spain 284,986 283,849 1,137 60,909 6,096 196,958 27,119
United Kingdom 269,127 267,240 1,887 3,966 37,837
Italy 231,732 231,139 593 47,986 3,832 150,604 33,142
Germany 182,385 181,821 564 10,627 2,177 163,200 8,558
India 165,386 158,086 7,300 89,755 120 70,920 4,711
Iran 143,849 141,591 2,258 23,234 1,715 112,988 7,627
Peru 135,905 129,751 6,154 75,753 4,127 56,169 3,983
Canada 88,473 87,481 992 34,832 2,346 46,768 6,873
Chile 86,943 82,289 4,654 49,903 4,552 36,150 890
China 82,995 82,993 2               73 58 78,288 4,634
Saudi Arabia 80,185 78,541 1,644 25,191 2,307 54,553 441
Australia 7,150 7,139 11 467 281 6,580 103