COVID-19 Government and International Response: September 17,2021

WHAT TO KNOW

Global COVID-19 cases have reached 227,955,629 up from 224,163,986 at 8:30 a.m. on September 10, 2021. Canada now reports 1,564,089 cases up from 1,533,466 cases of COVID-19 on September 10. Ontario reports 577,253 cases, up from 572,130 cases on September 10, 2021. The province reports 668 (0.1%) new cases since yesterday. Of the province’s total cases, 561,492 have been resolved (97.3%) and there have been 9,632 deaths (1.7%). The province has now completed 17,634,733 tests and reports 16,278 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, 73.77% (28,036, 964) of the population have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 67.80% (25,768,588) are fully vaccinated. In Ontario 74% (11,047,037) of people have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine with 69% (10,236,143) of people being fully vaccinated as of September 17, 2021.

FEDERAL

On September 10, the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada released a statement with an overview of updates of COVID-19 in Canada. Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 1,533,466 cases of COVID-19 and 27,134 deaths reported in Canada. These cumulative numbers tell us about the overall burden of COVID-19 illness to date, while the number of active cases, now at 38,134, and 7-day moving averages indicate current disease activity and severity trends. More information here.

PROVINCIAL

On September 14, the Ontario government released the regulations and guidance for businesses and organizations to support them in implementing proof of vaccination requirements, which take effect on September 22, 2021. The Ministry is working on additional supports and services to assist Ontario residents who need help obtaining proof of vaccination, including requesting a copy be sent by mail. More information here.

Toronto

Following the provincial government’s regulations and guidance for business and organizations implementing proof of vaccination, today the City of Toronto announced it will be working with businesses to educate them on the regulations requirements under the Reopening Ontario Act (ROA). More information here.

On September 15, City of Toronto Mayor, John Tory announced #DaysofVaxtion — a city-wide series of pop-up vaccination clinics starting September 16 and running through the weekend. The campaign is part of the City’s continued efforts to help residents get fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as quickly as possible. More information here.

On September 13, Toronto Public Health announced it continues to support a return to in-person learning in schools with enhanced public health measures. Now that in-person learning has resumed, TPH is closely monitoring all COVID-19 activity in school settings. More information here.

INTERNATIONAL

Country Total cases September 17

 at 8:47 a.m.

Total cases

September 10 at 10:00 a.m.

Increase from previous Active Cases (Increase/decrease) Cases per million Total recovered Total deaths
Global 22,792,8200 224,163,986 3,764,214 18,630,137  29,241 200,796,449  4,686,080
United States 42,634,054  41,562,429 5,071625 9,597,842 127,897 31,746333 688,486
India 33,381728  33,163,004

 

218,724 339,026 23,906 32,321,283  444,278
Brazil  21,069017 20,958,899  110,118 306,676 98,277

 

20,002,562 589,277
United Kingdom 7,339,009 7,132,072 206,937 1,297,175 107,426 5,722,272 134,805
Russia 7,234,425 7,102,625 131,800 568,782 49,547 6,357,272 196,626
Iran 5,378,408 5,258,913 119,495 579,632 63,060

 

4,509,905 116,072
Spain 4,926,324 4,903,021 23,303 215,533 105,316 4,529,411 85,739
Italy 4,926,324  4,590,942 32,213 116,342 76,600 4,331,257 130,167
Germany 4,129,138  4,058,940 70,198 161,984 49,093

 

3,810,100  93,040
Mexico 3,549,229 3,497,999  51,230  381,216 27,183

 

2,819,991 2,703,46

 

Peru  2,164380 2,158,493 5,887 N/A 64,558

 

N/A 198,891
Chile 1,645,820 1,642,646 3,174 5,824 85,212

 

 1,600,055  37,293
Canada 1,564,089 1,533,498  30,591 43,145 41,007 1,468,207 27,325
Saudi Arabia 546,336 545,727 609 2,382 15,404  534,908 8,645

 

China 95,577 95,128 449 916 66 89,736

 

4,636
Australia 82,200 69,912 12,288 19,190

 

3,179 61,869 1,141

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