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Ministry of Health coronavirus situation report #60

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 Situation:

Case count as of March 25, 2020

Area

Case count

Change from yesterday

Deaths

Change from yesterday

Worldwide total

430,263

+40,261

19,466

+2,381

Europe

226,911

+25,443

12,723

+1,992

China

81,218

+47

3,281

+04

Middle East

34,494

+3,367

2,161

+156

Asia & Oceania

21,152

+1,269

331

+11

Africa

2,253

+425

59

+01

Latin America and Caribbean

6,915

+639

110

+23

North America

57,320

+9,071

801

+194

United States

54,428

+8,270

773

+190

Canada

2,892

+801

28

+04

 

  • 100 new cases were reported today in Ontario, bringing the cumulative total to 688 (this includes eight resolved cases and 13 deaths).

·        In Ontario, there are 10,489 persons under investigation with lab results pending.

Actions Taken:

  • Today the Government of Canada announced an Emergency Order under the Quarantine Act that requires any person entering Canada by air, sea or land to self-isolate for 14 days whether or not they have symptoms of COVID-19. All individuals permitted to enter Canada are subject to this Order, with the exception of certain persons who cross the border regularly to ensure the continued flow of goods and services, and those who provide essential services.
  • Health Canada has published guidance on optimizing the use of masks and respirators during the COVID-19 outbreak. This includes:
    • guidance on the use of expired N95 respirators and masks; and 
    • guidance on the use of commercial-grade respirators for medical purposes.
  • The Order in Council to close non-essential businesses has been attached to today’s Situation Report. The Ministry of the Solicitor General has advised that if municipalities (or health units) have questions about the Emergency Order closing non-essential business, they should contact the Provincial Emergency Operations Centre at the following email address: PEOCDO01@ontario.ca
    • For businesses with questions, the line for them to contact is: Stop the Spread Business Information Line at 1-888-444-3659. Help is available Monday to Sunday, from 8:30am – 5:00pm.
  • The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and Ontario College of Pharmacists have prepared statements regarding drug prescribing and in particular hydroxy CQ prescribing. Please see further information here.
  • The Public Health Management Guidance document has been updated and a new Quick Reference document on Testing and Clearance has been created. Both are attached in today’s Situation Report.
  • Several websites have been created for COVID-19 that act as a portal for trusted and legitimate information and resources and have been shared below.
  • The Command Table met today, a summary has been attached.
  • The Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health has issued the attached directive for Ambulance Services and Paramedics under the Ambulance Act.

Ministry of Health | Health System Emergency Management Branch