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Ministry of Health coronavirus situation report #83

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Situation:  

 

Case count as of 8:00 a.m. April 17, 2020

Area

Case count

Change from yesterday

Deaths

Change from yesterday

Worldwide total

2,201,946

+103,720

147,629

+8,027

Europe

1,025,593

+44,989

93,051

+3,793

China

88,273

+3,680

4,632

+1,290

Middle East

192,031

+6,701

6,964

+144

Asia & Oceania

82,481

+4,595

2,305

+133

Africa

18,642

+1,536

965

+63

Latin America and Caribbean

84,987

+5,239

3,987

+328

North America

709,939

+36,980

35,725

+2,276

United States

679,847

+35,269

34,532

+2,093

Canada

30,092

+1,711

1,193

+183

  • 564 new cases were reported today in Ontario, bringing the cumulative total to 9,525 (this includes 4,556 resolved cases and 478 deaths).
  • In Ontario, a total of 136,992 tests have been completed, with tests performed at Public Health Ontario Laboratories and non-Public Health Laboratories. There are currently 5,993 tests under investigation.
  • 829 patients are currently hospitalized with COVID-19; 245 are in ICU; and 200 are in ICU on a ventilator.

Actions Taken:

  • The Government of Ontario passed new emergency orders today, including:
    • Measures for work deployment and staffing forDistrict Social Services Administration Boards
    • Limiting employees working in retirement homes to a single workplace
    • Measures allowing for the redeployment of employees of Service Provider Organizations
    • Measures allowing for employee redeployment in municipalities
    • Regulation under the Highway Traffic Act for exemptions from weight load restrictions for the transport of essential goods and supplies
    • Regulation under Ambulance Act to ensure sufficient ambulance service personnel during the provincial declaration of emergency
  • A memo to sector partners on the new regulation made under the Ambulance Act was issued today and is attached here (English only).
  • There has been a slight update to the Quick Reference Public Health Guidance on Testing and Clearing Cases to provide additional information on work self-isolation for health care workers. The updated document is attached.
  • The Consumption and Treatment Services Guidance Document was updated to provide further clarification on infection prevention and control/personal protective equipment and is available on the ministry’s website.
  • The ministry has created a new guidance document for community-based mental health and addiction service providers in residential settings. It is attached here and will be posted to the ministry website shortly.
  • All organizations involved in testing patients for COVID-19 are encouraged to review the guidelines for testing including Specimen Collection and Handling.
  • A memo to hospitals on supporting staff redeployment to long-term care settings was issued today and is attached.
  • The latest Command Table summary is attached.
  • A new fact sheet on how to care for pets and other animals has been posted to the PHO website in English and French.