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Ministry of Health coronavirus situation report #115

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Situation:  

 

Case count as of 8:00 a.m. May 19, 2020

Area

Case count

Change from yesterday

Deaths

Change from yesterday

Worldwide total

4,911,734

+84,363

320,452

+3,274

Europe

1,808,846

+16,305

163,807

+743

China

82,960

+06

4,634

0

Middle East

450,585

+6,523

12,543

+60

Asia & Oceania

303,555

+11,641

8,188

+248

Africa

90,323

+3,401

2,854

+68

Latin America and Caribbean

546,854

+23,057

30,599

+1,098

North America

1,628,611

+23,430

97,827

+1,057

United States

1,550,539

+22,360

91,985

+997

Canada

78,072

+1,070

5,842

+60

  • 427 new cases were reported in Ontario today, bringing the cumulative case count to 23,384 (this includes 17,898 resolved cases and 1,919 deaths).
  • In Ontario, a total of 559,794 tests have been completed, with tests performed at Public Health Ontario Laboratories and non-Public Health Laboratories. There are currently 2,294 tests under investigation.
  • 987 patients are currently hospitalized with COVID-19; 167 are in ICU; and 123 are in ICU on a ventilator.

 Actions Taken:

  • The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, has extended all emergency orders currently in force until May 29, 2020. That includes the closure of bars and restaurants except for takeout and delivery only, restrictions on social gatherings of more than five people, and staff redeployment rules for long-term care homes and congregate settings like retirement homes and women’s shelters. The government is also allowing drive-in religious gatherings.
  • The Ministry continues to work on the revision of Directive #2 and related requirements to support the gradual restoration of health services. Please note that CMOH Directive #2 is still in effect. Providers are encouraged to continue planning and further details will be provided once confirmed.
  • The Ontario Government has developed an online workplace PPE supplier directory, which can be found here.  
  • The Ontario government is protecting the health and safety of students during the COVID-19 outbreak by keeping schools closed for the rest of this school year. This decision was made after consulting with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, health experts on the COVID-19 Command Table, and medical experts at The Hospital for Sick Children. At the same time, the government is planning for the reopening of schools for the 2020-21 school year, the gradual reopening of child care, and the opening of summer day camps subject to the continuing progress in trends of key public health indicators.
  • The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development has developed a Workplace Safety & Prevention Services Guidance on Health and Safety for Personal Services Settings during COVID-19, available here.
  • An updated version of the Labour, Delivery and Newborn guidance is available on the Ministry of Health website. The update includes an alternative testing collection method for newborns and the corrected interval for temperature checks of women during labour.  
  • Updated documents for Patient Screening, Testing Guidance, and Symptoms list have been uploaded to the Ministry of Health’s website.