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Ministry of Health coronavirus situation report #68

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Situation:

Case count as of 8:00 a.m. April 2, 2020

Area

Case count

Change from yesterday

Deaths

Change from yesterday

Worldwide total

948,590

+75,961

48,113

+4,922

Europe

496,425

+36,042

34,511

+3,496

China

83,095

0

3,312

0

Middle East

79,520

+6,246

3,583

+212

Asia & Oceania

35,906

+1,879

704

+42

Africa

6,292

+662

227

+35

Latin America and Caribbean

22,131

+3,047

597

+97

North America

225,221

+28,085

5,179

+1,040

United States

215,608

+27,020

5,070

+1,027

Canada

9,613

+1,065

109

+13

 

  • 401 new cases were reported today in Ontario, bringing the cumulative total to 2,793 (this includes 831 resolved cases and 53 deaths).
  • In Ontario, a total of 62,733 people have been tested, with tests performed at Public Health Ontario Laboratories and non-Public Health Laboratories. There are currently 2,052 tests under investigation.

Actions Taken:

  • A new memo was issued along with a guidance document on the use of hotels and retirement homes provide additional information regarding the use of alternate health spaces to assist in hospital COVID-19 strategies. These documents are attached, along with the previously released memo and ADM letter.
  • The guidance documents released yesterday for Homeless Shelters and Group Homes and Co-Living Settings are now available in English and French on the ministry’s website.
  • Public Health Ontario published two new fact sheets on Physical Distancing and Taking Care of Yourself and Each Other on their website.   
  • The Ontario government announced new emergency funding to expand online and virtual mental health supports for front-line workers during the COVID-19 outbreak.