Case count as of 8:00 a.m. April 17, 2020
Change from yesterday
Change from yesterday
Asia & Oceania
Latin America and Caribbean
- 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.
- 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.