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Ministry of Health coronavirus situation report #64

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Situation:

Case count as of March 29, 2020

Area

Case count

Change from yesterday

Deaths

Change from yesterday

Worldwide total

709,644

+81,753

33,518

+4,620

Europe

381,614

+41,394

23,933

+3,714

China

81,439

+45

3,300

+5

Middle East

57,188

+7,549

2,864

+175

Asia & Oceania

28,763

+1,903

523

+50

Africa

4,174

+285

129

+14

Latin America and Caribbean

14,138

+1,751

306

+63

North America

142,328

+28,826

2,463

+599

United States

136,492

+27,747

2,400

+591

Canada

5,836

+1,079

65

+10

 

  • 211 new cases were reported today in Ontario, bringing the cumulative total to 1,326 (this includes eight resolved cases and 23 deaths).
  • In Ontario, there are 7,203 persons under investigation with lab results pending 

Actions Taken:

  • The guidance document for Community Labs and Specimen Collection Centres has been updated and uploaded on the ministry website.
  • New guidance documents for Emergency Child Care Services and Industry Operators have been developed and uploaded on the ministrywebsite.  
  • The Ontario government is implementing a new emergency order to ensure that staffing and resources are available to help care for and protect long-term care residents during the COVID-19 crisis. These temporary measures provide further flexibility for long-term care homes and allow homes to redirect their staffing and financial resources to essential tasks.
  • The Ontario government is issuing a new emergency order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act to prohibit organized public events and social gatherings of more than five people, effective immediately.  This order would not apply to private households with five people or more. It would also not apply to  operating child care centres supporting frontline health care workers and first responders provided the number of persons at each centre does not exceed 50 people. Funerals would be permitted to proceed with up to 10 people at one time.
  • Ontario’s Chief Prevention Officer announced updated guidance to help employers better understand their responsibilities and what is needed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on the construction sites.

 

Ministry of Health | Health System Emergency Management Branch