- 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.
- 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