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Ministry of Health coronavirus situation report #116

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Situation:    

Case count as of 8:00 a.m. May 20, 2020

Area

Case count

Change from yesterday

Deaths

Change from yesterday

Worldwide total

5,008,359

+96,625

325,323

+4,871

Europe

1,825,618

+16,772

164,794

+987

China

82,965

+05

4,634

0

Middle East

463,833

+13,248

12,729

+186

Asia & Oceania

314,579

+11,024

8,438

+250

Africa

93,586

+3,263

2,926

+72

Latin America and Caribbean

577,535

+30,681

32,332

+1,733

North America

1,650,243

+21,632

99,470

+1,643

United States

1,571,131

+20,592

93,558

+1,573

Canada

79,112

+1,040

5,912

+70

 
  • 390 new cases were reported in Ontario today, bringing the cumulative case count to 23,774 (this includes 18,190 resolved cases and 1,962 deaths).
  • In Ontario, a total of 567,176 tests have been completed, with tests performed at Public Health Ontario Laboratories and non-Public Health Laboratories. There are currently 4,444 tests under investigation.
  • 991 patients are currently hospitalized with COVID-19; 160 are in ICU; and 120 are in ICU on a ventilator.

 Actions Taken:

  • As the Ontario government carefully and gradually reopens the province, those taking public transit, returning to work or going out shopping are being urged to continue to adhere to public health advice as the best line of defence against COVID-19. To assist the public, the Ministry of Health today released specific recommendations on how to choose, wear and care for appropriate face coverings used in public where physical distancing is not possible, along with additional safety measures for provincial transit agencies.
  • The Command Table met on Tuesday; a summary of the discussion is available on the Ministry’s website.
  • 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.