COVID-19 Government and International Response: July 9, 2021


Global COVID-19 cases have reached 186,473,796 up from 182,675,123 at 3:30 p.m. on June 25, 2021. Canada now reports 1,419,196 cases, up from 1,414,736 cases of COVID-19 on June 25. Ontario reports 546,621 cases, up from 544,713 cases on June 25, 2021. The province reports 210 (0.1%) new cases since yesterday. Of the province’s total cases, 535,577 have been resolved (98.0%) and there have been 9,228 deaths (1.7%). The province has now completed 16,119,029 tests and reports 10,801 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 16,619,927 people have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine with 6,515,960 people being fully vaccinated as of July 9, 2021. In Canada, 41,312,866 people have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. 26,093,012 people have received only one dose and 15,219,854 people are fully vaccinated.


On July 5, the federal government announced three new projects receiving funding through the Immunization Partnership Fund (IPF) to support vaccination efforts across Canada. These projects will provide health care providers with the tools, training, and evidence-based information they need to promote and counsel others on the importance of COVID-19 vaccines. More information here.


On July 8, the government of Ontario announced that more than half of all adults in Ontario have now received a second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine rollout continues to reach all individuals aged 12 and over with first and second doses, while the province prepares for Step Three of the Roadmap to Reopen. More information here.

On July 7, the government of Ontario announced it will be investing $16.3 million in Destination Toronto and the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) to support tourism sector recovery in one of Ontario’s key gateway cities. Destination Toronto will receive $9 million to help with workforce development, drive demand to the region, and to create new niche tourism products and activities – leading to a stronger industry and increased visitation that will benefit regions across the province. This funding will be used to help alleviate losses, aid in recovery and ensure Toronto’s tourism businesses are ready to attract more international visitors to Ontario.   More information here.

On July 2, the government of Ontario announced it will be moving to Step Two of its Roadmap to Reopen, Ontario is accelerating second dose eligibility to all children and youth aged 12 to 17 to provide them with a strong level of protection against COVID-19, including the Delta variant, and support a safe return to school in September. More information here.

On June 30, the government of Ontario announced it will be cutting red tape and making it easier for companies to provide passenger transportation services between communities in Ontario. This is part of the province’s efforts to improve transportation options for Ontarians as the province recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. Previously, one carrier was given a licence to operate a certain route for a particular destination or city.  More information here.


On July 7, the City of Toronto VaxTO Campaign, which helps connect residents with COVID-19 vaccination information and resources, announced it had expanded its outreach to include a call centre and multilingual web microsites as well as social and digital advertising. More information here.

On July 7, the City of Toronto announced that it will be taking walk-in vaccinations available at the Toronto Congress Centre COVID-19 vaccine clinic. From this Thursday to Sunday, approximately 2,000 vaccinations will be available each day for walk-in clients. Walk-in vaccinations are open to anyone age 18 or older to receive a first or second dose mRNA vaccine. More information here.

On July 6, the City of Toronto announced that City Council’s Executive Committee received a report from the City Manager on the City’s COVID-19 response, recovery and rebuild actions. The RecoveryTO pages provide a snapshot of COVID-19 recovery-related City decisions, reports, data, dashboards and announcements. The information included on these webpages will help Torontonians easily access information about the City’s recovery actions, reports and data by providing a single source with links and highlights from Council decisions, staff reports, dashboards and media announcements. More information here.


Country Total cases July 9

 at 9:00 a.m.

Total cases June 30 at 8:30 a.m. Increase from previous Active Cases (Increase decrease) Cases per million Total recovered Total deaths
Global 186,473,796 182,675,124 3,816,672 11,861,704 23,923 170,582,972 4,029,120
United States 34,676,905 34,527,493 149,412 4,851,383 104,142 29,203,308 622,214
India 30,752,950 30,362,848 390,102 458,699 104,142 29,888,284 405,967
Brazil 18,962,786 18,513,305 449,481 1,009,588 88,572 17,422,854 530,344
Russia 5,733,218 5,514,599 218,619 426,630 39,269 5,165,087 141,501
United Kingdom 5,022,893 4,775,301 247,592 545,693 73,597 4,348,864 128,336
Italy 4,267,105 4,259,133 7,972 41,469 70,681 4,097,905 127,731
Spain 3,915,313 3,799,733 115,580 201,503 83,708 3,632,813 80,997
Germany 3,741,451 3,735,382 6,069 16,450 44,511 3,633,300 91,701
Iran 3,344,122 3,204,557 139,565 263,384 39,304 2,995,195 85,543
Mexico 2,567,821 2,513,164 54657 301,488 19,706 2,031,875 234,458
Peru 2,074,186 2,049,567 24,619 N/A 62,031 N/A 193,909
Chile 1,579,591 1,553,774 25,817 19,027 81,916 1,527,050 33,514
Canada 1,419,196 1,414,736 4,460 5,526 37,270 1,419,196 26,405
Saudi Arabia 497,773 486,106 11,667 11,713 13,751 478,127 7,933
China 91,989 91,780 209 451 64 86,902 4,636
Australia 30,951 30,611 340 575 1,200 29,466 910

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