Global COVID-19 cases have reached 220,141,079 up from 215,674,535 at 8:30 a.m. on August 27, 2021. Canada now reports 1,507,051 cases up from 1,482,659 cases of COVID-19 on August 27. Ontario reports 567,071 cases, up from 561,975 cases on August 27, 2021. The province reports 865 (0.2%) new cases since yesterday. Of the province’s total cases, 551,510 have been resolved (97.3%) and there have been 99,530 deaths (1.7%). The province has now completed 17,283,453 tests and reports 13,835 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, 73.45% (28,008,700) of the population have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 66.9% (25,537,732) are fully vaccinated. In Ontario 73% (10,844,013) of people have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine with 67% (9,983,796) of people being fully vaccinated as of September 3, 2021.
Today, the government of Canada announced that on Sept. 7, Canada plans to open its borders to fully vaccinated travellers from across the globe and let them skip the country’s 14-day quarantine requirement. The rule change is significant, as most non-essential foreign travellers have been barred from entering Canada since the start of the pandemic. The federal government started to relax the rules last month when it began allowing fully vaccinated Americans to enter and skip quarantine. More information here.
On September 2, the government of Ontario announced that province is already seeing more people book COVID-19 vaccine appointments one day after the government announced a vaccine passport system is coming later this month. Christine Elliott said bookings “more than doubled” on Wednesday and thousands more lined up shots on Thursday. More information here.
On September 1, the government of Ontario announced that to further protect Ontarians as the province continues to confront the Delta-driven fourth wave of the COVID-19, the government, will require people to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of their vaccination status to access certain businesses and settings starting September 22, 2021. More information here.
On September 2, the City of Toronto announced that due to requests from restauranteurs, and strong interest and registration across the city, the City of Toronto is extending the submission deadline for restaurants to participate in DineTOgether to September 7 at 11:59 p.m. DineTOgether – part of ShowLoveTO, – has been created to support the recovery of local restaurants and celebrate Toronto’s diverse culinary scene. More information here.
On September 2, the City of Toronto announced that they have partnered with the TTC and Toronto Paramedic Services to further increase COVID-19 vaccination rates across the city with TTC bus vaccine clinics. As part of the Team Toronto Mobile Strategy micro-targeted approach, TTC buses will be used as mobile vaccine clinics in high foot-traffic areas including TTC stations. These mobile vaccination clinics in TTC buses will be staffed by TPH and Toronto Paramedic Services. More information here.
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