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Ministry of Health coronavirus situation report #81

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Situation: 

Case count as of 8:00 a.m. April 15, 2020

Area

Case count

Change from yesterday

Deaths

Change from yesterday

Worldwide total

2,008,994

+77,126

130,730

+10,462

Europe

944,303

+33,097

83,857

+3,486

China

84,489

+96

3,342

+01

Middle East

175,732

+6,359

6,492

+134

Asia & Oceania

73,248

+3,998

2,032

+183

Africa

16,277

+1,387

876

+57

Latin America and Caribbean

73,431

+4,107

3,331

+346

North America

641,514

+28,082

30,800

+6,255

United States

614,451

+26,699

29,897

+6,132

Canada

27,063

+1,383

903

+123

  • 494 new cases were reported today in Ontario, bringing the cumulative total to 8,447 (this includes 3,902 resolved cases and 385 deaths).
  • In Ontario, a total of 119,092 people have been tested, with tests performed at Public Health Ontario Laboratories and non-Public Health Laboratories. There are currently 4,429 tests under investigation.
  • 795 patients are currently hospitalized with COVID-19; 254 are in ICU; and 188 are in ICU on a ventilator.

Actions Taken:

  • Today, the Government of Ontario announced the COVID-19 Action Plan for Protecting Long-Term Care Homesto keep residents in long-term care homes safe.
  • The Government of Ontario also passed emergency orders that will come into effect on April 22, 2020 restricting long-term care staff from working in more than one long-term care home, retirement home or health care setting.
  • A Memo was issued from Deputy Ministers Helen Angus and Richard Steele, Dr David Williams, and Mathew Anderson regarding additional support for Long Term Care Homes (LTCHs) and Retirement Homes (RH).
  • A Memo was issued from Deputy Ministers Helen Angus, Denise Cole and Richard Steele and Mathew Anderson to temporarily stop all transfers from hospitals to LTCHs and RHs.
  • The CMOH Directive 3 has been updated to reflect the new limitation on working in only one location and to provide additional information on outbreak management and response. It is attached here and will be available on the ministry’s website shortly.
  • A new guidance document for LTCHs and RHs on mask use is attached.
  • The guidance documents for long-term care homes, long-term care outbreaks have all been updated to align with the new Action Plan and emergency order. (1 document will follow in another email due to size)
  • The ministry’s Public Health Management of Cases and Contacts of COVID-19 guidance for public health units is updated and is attached.
  • All memos up to and including April 10, 2020 are available in French and English on the ministry’s website.
  • New signage has been created for health care settings and is available for download from the ministry’swebsite in French and English.
  • The provincial Testing Guidance document was updated to reflect the next phase of the testing strategy. It is attached here and will be available on the ministry’s website shortly.
  • The Command Table met today; a summary of the meeting is attached.