WHAT TO KNOW
Global COVID-19 cases have reached 182,675,123 up from 180,574,186 at 3:30 p.m. on June 25, 2021. Canada now reports 1,414,736 cases, up from 1,411,634 cases of COVID-19 on June 25. Ontario reports 544,713 cases, up from 543,571 cases on June 25, 2021. The Province reports 299 (0.1%) new cases since yesterday. Of the province’s total cases, 533,5150 have been resolved (97.9%) and there have been 9,154 deaths (1.7%). The province has now completed 15,922024 tests and reports 11,990 tests are currently under investigation. More information here.
A province-by-province breakdown of Canada’s COVID-19 case count can be found here.
In Ontario 14,472,741 people have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine with 4,563,469 people being fully vaccinated as of June 30, 2021. In Canada, 25,666,175 people have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. 25,66,175 people have received only one dose and 11,109,258 people are fully vaccinated.
Today, the federal government launched, an online calculator to help eligible employers prepare their CRHP applications. This calculator integrates the new CRHP with the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS), automatically showing applicants which subsidy will provide them with more support, based on the information they enter. The CRHP and the CEWS both support the payroll of eligible employers, affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. More information here.
On June 25, the federal government announced a new, $200 million Natural Infrastructure Fund. The pandemic has amplified the need for Canadians to have greater access to local parks, green spaces and waterfronts. Under this new program, the first of its kind at the federal level, up to $120 million will be invested in large natural infrastructure projects. The new program will support projects that use natural or hybrid approaches to protect the natural environment, support healthy and resilient communities, contribute to economic growth, and improve access to nature for Canadians. More information here.
On June 29, the Ontario government invested $70.4 million to help advance ‘Ontario made’ research and innovation at Ontario’s colleges, universities, research institutes and research hospitals. The funding is being delivered through the Ontario Research Fund and Early Researcher Awards programs and will support the development of homegrown ideas, products and technologies. More information here.
On June 28, the government of Ontario announced they will be extending funding of up to $14 million over two years for communities providing transportation services in unserved and underserved regions across Ontario through the Community Transportation Grant Program.
Additional funding will help ensure transportation services in 38 communities across the province have additional time to fully establish their transportation services as they recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and build transportation services up to a sustainable level. More information here.
Today the City of Toronto announced that to date, 3,425,588 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Toronto as part of the overall Team Toronto initiative. As of yesterday evening, approximately 812,061 people have booked COVID-19 vaccination appointments at a City-operated clinic. More information here.
Today, Toronto and most of Ontario will move into Step Two of the Province of Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen. The City of Toronto has readied reopening amenities and is prepared to resume permitted services starting this morning. In Step Two, additional restrictions put in place to stop the spread of COVID-19 are being lifted. More information here.
On June 28 the City of Toronto announced that anyone aged 12 and older will be eligible to book an accelerated second dose of COVID-19 vaccine. To accommodate this surge in demand for vital second doses, Mayor John Tory announced today that City of Toronto immunization clinics will be adding more than 375,000 vaccination appointments – 125,000 appointments each for the weeks of July 5, July 12 and July 19 – to the provincial booking system. More information here.
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