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Ministry of Health coronavirus situation report #69

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Table of Contents

Situation:

Case count as of 8:00 a.m. April 3, 2020

Area

Case count

Change from yesterday

Deaths

Change from yesterday

Worldwide total

1,026,696

+78,106

53,967

+5,854

Europe

532,428

+36,003

38,876

+4,365

China

83,269

+174

3,322

+10

Middle East

84,064

+4,544

3,690

+107

Asia & Oceania

38,959

+3,053

809

+105

Africa

6,932

+640

276

+49

Latin America and Caribbean

24,958

+2,827

784

+187

North America

256,086

+30,865

6,210

+1,031

United States

244,803

+29,195

6,072

+1,002

Canada

11,283

+1,670

138

+29

 

  • 462 new cases were reported today in Ontario, bringing the cumulative total to 3,255 (this includes 1,023 resolved cases and 67 deaths).
  • In Ontario, a total of 66,753 people have been tested, with tests performed at Public Health Ontario Laboratories and non-Public Health Laboratories. There are currently 1,245 tests under investigation.
  • 462 patients are currently hospitalized with COVID-19; 194 are in ICU; and 140 are in ICU on a ventilator.

Actions Taken:

  • The Government of Ontario is increasing Public Health Units’ capacity to stop COVID-19, including:
    • Launching a new user-friendly online portal for the public to easily access their COVID-19 lab test results
    • A new emergency order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, effective immediately, to provide public health units the authority and flexibility they need to make staffing decisions that support their ongoing fight against the outbreak of COVID-19, despite any collective agreements.
  • Dr Peter Donnelly, President and CEO of Public Health Ontario, Matthew Anderson, President and CEO of Ontario Health and Adalsteinn Brown, Dean of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health gave a news conference today on modelling projections for COVID-19 in Ontario.
  • The  Government of Ontario announced additional business closures to stop the spread of COVID-19
  • The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario powers a free VIANurse website which helps health sector organisations secure RNs, NPs and PSWs.
  • Summaries of Command and Collaborative Tables attached to this Situation Report.