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Ministry of Health coronavirus situation report #57


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  • Case counts as of March 22, 2020:
    • China: 81,054 cases; 3,261 deaths
    • Asia & Oceania: 16,971 cases; 239 deaths (South Korea – 104)
    • Europe: 156,595 cases; 7,881 deaths (Italy – 4,825 / Spain – 1756)
    • Middle East: 24,963; 1,604 deaths (Iran – 1,556)
    • Africa: 1,149 cases; 31 deaths
    • Latin America and Caribbean: 4,151 cases; 51 deaths
    • North America: 28,339 cases
      • United States – 27,021 cases; 344 deaths
      • Canada – 1,318 cases; 19 deaths
  • 36 new cases were reported today in Ontario, bringing the cumulative total to 412 (this includes eight resolved cases and five deaths).

·        In Ontario, there are 8360 persons under investigation with lab results pending.

Actions Taken:

  • Ministry reminds organizations in the health system that:
    • all employees who have travelled outside of Canada should self-isolate for a period of 14 days starting from their arrival in Ontario 
    • health care workers should not attend work if they are sick
    • if are particular workers who are deemed critical, by all parties, to continued operations of an organization, these groups should undergo regular screening, use of appropriate PPE and active self-monitoring. 
  • Ontario has issued a temporary order that would give hospitals the ability to cancel and postpone services to free-up space and valuable staff, identify staffing priorities, and develop, modify and implement redeployment plans.
  • Ontario has launched a website to act as a central point for businesses and organizations who can supply emergency products and innovative solutions to support our response to Covid-19.
  • Ontario has announced that some child care centres will open to enable health care and other frontline workers, including doctors, nurses, paramedics, firefighters, police, and correctional officers.

Ministry of Health | Health System Emergency Management Branch