WHAT TO KNOW
Global COVID-19 cases have reached 27,365,952, up from 26,334,989 at 3:30 p.m. on Friday. Canada now reports 132,142 cases, up from 130,493 cases of COVID-19 on Friday. Ontario reports 43,536 cases, up from 42,834 cases on Friday.
The growth rate of new cases in the province is still under 1%, with 185 (0.4%) new cases reported since yesterday. Of the province’s total cases, 39,196 have been resolved (90.0%) and there have been 2,813 deaths (6.5%). The province has now completed 3,171,062 tests and reports 8,357 tests are currently under investigation. More information here.
A province-by-province breakdown of Canada’s COVID-19 case count can be found here.
Today, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, and the Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, the Honourable Mary Ng, announced that Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) for small businesses will be extended by one month to help eligible small businesses pay rent for September. All provinces and territories continue to participate in this initiative and collaborate with the federal government to provide rent supports to those small businesses most in need. More information here.
As students, teachers and staff return to school, the Ontario government is providing up to $1.3 billion in critical supports and has delivered more than 37 million pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) to safely reopen classrooms across the province. These investments are part of Ontario’s comprehensive back to school plan which was developed in consultation with medical experts, school boards, and educators. More information here.
Ontario won’t consider any additional loosening of public health measures for the next month due to a recent uptick in COVID-19 infections. Health Minister Christine Elliott announced at Queen’s Park this afternoon, noting that it was a decision her government made on the basis of advice from Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. David Williams. The decision will mean that the province won’t consider increasing the number of people allowed to gather indoors (50) or outdoors (100) for the time being, nor will it expand social circles any further. More information here.
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