COVID-19 Government and International Response: September 24,2021

WHAT TO KNOW

Global COVID-19 cases have reached 231,498,306 up from 227,955,629 at 8:30 a.m. on September 17, 2021. Canada now reports 1,594,200 cases up from 1,564,089 cases of COVID-19 on September 17. Ontario reports 581,908 cases, up from 577,253 cases on September 17, 2021. The province reports 677 (0.1%) new cases since yesterday. Of the province’s total cases, 566,386 (97.3%) have been resolved and there have been 9,677 (1.7%) deaths. The province has now completed 17,853,335 tests and reports 21,168 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, 74.44% (28,291, 776) of the population have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 68.72% (26,117,524) are fully vaccinated. In Ontario 75% (11,141,404) of people have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine with 70% (10,378,380) of people being fully vaccinated as of September 24, 2021.

FEDERAL

On September 21, Canada announced an extension of the flight ban from India while preparing for the return of direct flights on September 26, 2021. Once the restriction on direct flights expires, travellers eligible to enter Canada will be able to board direct flights from India to Canada with additional measures, including proof of a negative COVID-19 molecular test from the approved Genestrings Laboratory at the Delhi airport taken within 18 hours of the scheduled departure of their direct flight to Canada. More information here.

PROVINCIAL

On September 23, the Ontario government announced it is investing $182.6 million this year to support critical upgrades, repairs and maintenance in 133 hospitals and 63 community health service providers across the province, including $50 million for COVID-19 related and other urgent projects at hospitals. More information here.

On September 17, the Ontario government announced eight new Ontario health teams to support the province’s COVID-19 response. To support the eight new teams, the government is providing each team with up to $1.1 million in one-time funding over the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 fiscal years. This funding can be used by each Ontario Health Team to support the ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic and coordinate programs that strengthen health system capacity by linking hospitals, primary care, home care and community services, and other services. More information here.

Toronto

On September 20, Toronto Public Health announced Toronto school boards and schools can gradually return extra-curricular activities. To facilitate contact tracing, schools are asked to keep accurate records of all students who are part of these clubs/activity cohorts. Masking and physical distancing also continue to be recommended where possible given the activity. More information here.

INTERNATIONAL

Country Total cases September 24 at 8:47 a.m. Total cases

September 17 at 10:00 a.m.

Increase from previous Active Cases (Increase/Decrease) Cases per million Total recovered Total deaths
Global 231,524,348

 

 227,928,200

 

3,596,148 18,563,055  29,702 208,216,305 4,74,4988

 

United States 43,532,803  42,634,054 898,749 9,795,803 130,577 33,033,525 702,978
India 33,594,803  33,381,728

 

213,075 300,131 24,054 32,848,273 446,399
Brazil 21,308,178 21,069,017  239,161 395,640 99,379 20,319,520 593,018
United Kingdom 7,565,867 7,339,009 213,075 1,325,246 110,736 6,104,818 135,803
Russia 7,376,374 7,234,425

 

141,949 599,493 50,519 6,104,818 202,273
Iran 5,508,885 5,378,408 30,477 492,217 64,574 4,509,905 118,792
Spain 4,943,855 4,926,324 17,531 157,370 105,690 4,529,411 86,185
Italy 4,649,906  4,926,324 26,751 105,083 77,046 4,414,272 130,551
Germany 4,185,633  4,129,138 56,495 148,586 49,762 3,943,200 93,847
Mexico 3,608,976 3,549,229  59,747  373,474 27,635 2,961,363 274,139
Peru  2,170,475  2,164,380 6,095 N/A 64,723 N/A 199,156
Chile 1,649,409 1,645,820 3,589 6,431 85,384  1,605,568 37,410
Canada 1,594,200 1,564,089  30,111 44,974 41,790 1,521,645 27,581
Saudi Arabia 546,843 546,336 507 2,313 15,414  535,842 8,688
China 95,948 546,336 371 1,009 67 89,736 4,636
Australia 93,942 82,200 11,742 21,126 3,632 61,869 1,208

 

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