Skip to content
health-and-safety-english-banner.jpg

Ministry of Health coronavirus situation report #66

We the North
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on email

Table of Contents

Situation:

Case count as of 8:00 a.m. March 31, 2020

Area

Case count

Change from yesterday

Deaths

Change from yesterday

Worldwide total

800,080

+70,251

38,755

+4,161

Europe

426,468

+34,765

27,854

+3,089

China

81,518

+48

3,305

+01

Middle East

66,577

+8,961

3,180

+310

Asia & Oceania

32,147

+2,598

595

+57

Africa

5,282

+587

172

+28

Latin America and Caribbean

16,513

+1,699

420

+78

North America

171,575

+21,593

3,229

+598

United States

164,151

+20,427

3,140

+574

Canada

7,424

+1,166

89

+24

 

  • 260 new cases were reported today in Ontario, bringing the cumulative total to 1,966 (this includes 534 resolved cases and 33 deaths).
  • In Ontario, a total of 51,629 people have been tested, with tests performed at Public Health Ontario Laboratories and non-Public Health Laboratories. There are currently 4,280 tests under investigation.

Actions Taken:

  • The government of Ontario launched a website for emergency child care for health care and frontline staff. This initiative aligns with the ministry’s guidance document on Emergency Childcare Centers, which was published on March 29, 2020 on the ministry’s website.
  • A new guidance document for Temporary Foreign Workers has been developed and uploaded to the ministry website.
  • The case definition has been updated and uploaded to the ministry’s website. Please note that there was an error in the date on the case definition that was sent yesterday; this has since been corrected.
  • CMOH Directive 5 was updated to specify that the required precautions and procedures apply to nurses who are represented by the Ontario Nurses’ Association and employed by public hospitals.
  • Health Canada has issued an advisory on their website (English and French) urging Canadians not to buy more medication than usual during the COVID-19 pandemic as this can lead to local shortages.

 

Ministry of Health | Health System Emergency Management Branch