COVID-19 Government and International Response: June 30, 2021

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.

FEDERAL

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.

PROVINCIAL

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.

TORONTO

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.

INTERNATIONAL

Country Total cases June 30 at 8:30 a.m. Total cases June 25 at 3:30 p.m. Increase from previous Active Cases (Increase decrease) Cases per million Total recovered Total deaths
Global 182,675,124 178,389,949 4,285,175 11,443,327 23,436 167,275,905 3,955,892
United States 34,527,493 34,378,949 148,544 4,900,140 103,708 29,007,373 619,980
India 30,362,848 29,821,028 541,820 537,034 21,790 29,427,330 398,484
Brazil 18,513,305 17,704,041 809,264 1,218,050 86,487 16,779,136 516,119
Russia 5,514,599 5,281,309 233,209 378,992 37,772 5,000,393 135,214
United Kingdom 4,775,301 4,610,893 164,408 325,105 69,978 4,322,070 128,126
Italy 4,259,133 4,250,902 8,231 52,824 70,546 4,078,767 127,542
Spain 3,799,733 3,757,442 42,291 121,799 81,238 3,597,105 80,829
Germany 3,735,382 3,728,121 7,261 19,782 44,442 3,624,200 91,400
Iran 3,204,557 3,080,526 124,031 243,465 37,675 2,876,828 84,264
Mexico 2,513,164 2,467,643 45,530 282,980 19,291 1,997,381 232,803
Peru 2,049,567 2,019,716 29,851 N/A 61,315 N/A 192,163
Chile 1,553,774 1,505,001 48,773 32,489 80,594 1,494,284 32,489
Canada 1,414,736 1,406,745 7,991 7,407 37,161 1,381,056 26,273
Saudi Arabia 486,106 471,959 14,147 11,724 13,751 466,578 7,804
China 91,780 91,534 246 455 64 86,689 4,636
Australia 30,611 30,309 302 343 1,187 29,358 910

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