COVID-19 Government and International Response: September 2, 2020

WHAT TO KNOW

Global COVID-19 cases have reached 25,775,905, up from 25,250,638 at 3:30 p.m. on Monday.  Canada now reports 129,425 cases, up from 127,940 cases of COVID-19 on Monday. Ontario reports 42,554 cases, up from 42,309 cases on Monday.

The growth rate of new cases in the province is still under 1%, with 133 (0.3%) new cases reported since yesterday. Of the province’s total cases, 38,506 have been resolved (90.5%) and there have been 2,812 deaths (6.6%). The province has now completed 3,013,892 tests and reports 18,273 tests are currently under investigation. More information here.

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

PROVINCIAL

As the province safely and gradually reopens and more people return to work, the Ontario government is partnering with public transit operators across the province to implement measures that will ensure transit workers and passengers can safely and confidently take public transit. The government has distributed comprehensive health and safety guidance documents and is providing up to $2 billion to 110 municipalities with transit systems as part of the Safe Restart Agreement. More information here.

TORONTO

On August 31, Mayor John Tory, Medical Officer of Health Dr. Eileen de Villa, City Manager Chris Murray and City Councillor and Chair of Toronto Board of Health Joe Cressy, presented the City’s COVID-19 Resurgence Plan, which outlines priorities and associated actions that the City will implement in the event of a resurgence of COVID-19. The five priority areas of the City’s response are:

  • Implement public health measures
  • Support vulnerable populations
  • Support City employees
  • Mitigate the impact to Toronto’s economy
  • Ensure the resiliency of City services and a coordinated response

More information here.

INTERNATIONAL

Country Total cases at 3:30 p.m. Total cases Monday at 3:30 p.m. Increase from previous Active Cases (Increase decrease) Cases per million Total recovered Total deaths
Global 26,075,369 25,513,318 562,051 6,892,312 3,345 18,318,945 864,112
United States 6,274,487 6,189,570 84,917 2,572,619 18,937 3,512,533 189,335
Brazil 3,961,502 3,862,311 99,191 679,465 18,615 3,159,096 122,941
India 3,848,968 3,684,339 164,629 814,086 2,784 2,967,396 67,486
Russia 1,005,000 995,319 9,681 166,417 6,886 821,169 17,414
Peru 657,129 647,166 9,963 156,462 19,884 471,599 29,068
Mexico 606,036 595,841 10,195 119,422 4,692 421,373 65,241
Spain 479,554 455,621 23,933 10,256 29,194
Chile 414,739 411,726 3,013 15,712 21,664 387,683 11,344
Iran 378,752 375,212 3,540 30,154 4,500 326,801 21,797
United Kingdom 338,676 335,873 2,803 4,984 41,514
Saudi Arabia 317,486 315,772 1,714 21,020 9,096 292,510 3,956
Italy 271,515 269,214 2,301 27,817 4,492 208,201 35,497
Germany 246,893 244,676 2,217 15,708 2,945 221,800 9,385
Canada 129,691 128,194 1,497 5,739 3,431 114,818 9,134
China 85,066 85,048 18 198 59 80,234 4,634
Australia 25,923 25,746 177 3,570 1,015 21,690 663