COVID-19 Government and International Response: August 27, 2021

Global COVID-19 cases have reached 215,674,535 up from 211,054,096 at 8:30 a.m. on August 20, 2021. Canada now reports 1,482,659 cases up from 1,462,906 cases of COVID-19 on August 20. Ontario reports 561,975 cases, up from 557,451 cases on August 20, 2021. The province reports 678(0.1%) new cases since yesterday. Of the province’s total cases, 5437,198 have been resolved (97.4%) and there have been 9,472 deaths (1.7%). The province has now completed 17,108,903 tests and reports 14,507 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 Canada, 72.8% (27,760,088) of the population have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 65.8% (25,095,421) are fully vaccinated. In Ontario 72.1% (10,760,746) of people have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine with 66% (9,844,659) of people being fully vaccinated as of August 27, 2021.

FEDERAL

On August 24, the Canada Border Services Agency will proceed with the resumption of services at various small marine reporting sites, airports of entry and ferry terminals over the coming days and weeks. This follows the announcement of new public health measures affecting travel to Canada for fully vaccinated United States citizens and permanent residents on August 9. More information here

PROVINCIAL

On August 24, the Government of Ontario announced that with over 82 per cent of eligible Ontarians aged 12 and over having received one dose of the vaccine and 75 per cent having received both doses, the government will continue its last mile strategy to reach eligible individuals who have yet to receive a first or second dose. These latest efforts continue to make vaccines readily and conveniently available and include proactively contacting individuals who have not booked their accelerated second dose appointment. More information here.

On August 23, the Government of Ontario invested an additional $169 million to extend the temporary wage increase for personal support workers and direct support workers for the third time since its initial investment last year. This increase will continue until October 31, 2021 and will help stabilize staffing levels and support the provinces frontline health care workers to ensure the province is prepared to respond to any scenario as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve. More information here.

Toronto

On August 26, the City of Toronto released its mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for the 37,660 members of the Toronto Public Service. Under the policy, all members of the Toronto Public Service are required to disclose vaccination status and provide proof of vaccination by September 13. Staff who have not been vaccinated or who do not disclose their vaccination status will be required to attend mandatory education sessions. More information here.

On August 22, the City of Toronto announced that they have now administered two doses of COVID-19 vaccines to 75 per cent of eligible Torontonian’s aged 12 and older.  More information here.

INTERNATIONAL

Country Total cases August 27 at 8:14 a.m. Total cases August 20

 at 8:40 a.m.

Increase from previous Active Cases (Increase decrease) Cases per million Total recovered Total deaths
Global 215,655,811 211,039,205 616,606 18,318,617 27,667 192,846,646 4,491,844
United States 39,342,153 38,231,787 1110366 7,958,077 118,061 30,732,120 651,956
India 32,603,188 32,358,829 244,359 344,871 23,361 31,821,428 436,889
Brazil 20,676,561 20,285,067 391,494 489,453 96,485 19,609,503 577,605
Russia 6,844,049 6,705,523 138,526 551,973 46,875 6,112,035 180,041
United Kingdom 6,628,709 6,392,160 236,549 1,245,392 97,058 5,251,174 132,143
Italy 4,509,611 4,464,055 45,556 137,057 74,713 4,243,597 128,957
Spain 4,822,320 4,758,003 64,317 500,636 103,095 4,237,823 83,861
Germany 3,913,945 3,854,509 59,436 102,448 46,543 3,718,900 92,597
Iran 4,869,414 4,616,516 252,898 679,136 57,134 4,084,991 105,287
Mexico 3,291,761 3,175,211 116,550 411,849 25,226 2,623,625 256,287
Peru 2,146,169 2,138,666 7,5036 N/A 64,066 N/A 198,064
Chile 1,635,958

 

1,631,689 4,269 6,473 84,743 1,592,707 36,778
Canada 1,482,659 1,462,906 19,753 26,882 38,892 26,864 1,428,913
Saudi Arabia 543,318 540,743 2,575 3,889 15,332 530,917 8,512
China 94,765 94,579 186 1,413 66 88,698 4,636
Australia 48,816 42,229 6,587 14,883 1,889 657,994 991

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