Ontario records no new COVID-19-related deaths for first time in months

Date: July 6, 2020

Source: CTV News

For the first time since March, Ontario reports no new COVID-19-related deaths in the province today. To date, the province has reported that a total of 2,689 people have died due to the virus. This news comes as health officials also report a slight uptick in the number of new COVID-19 cases, confirming an additional 154 new cases. [...]

Stage 3 of Ontario’s COVID-19 reopening plan looms nearer

Date Published: July 2nd, 2020

Source: CBC

Large parts of Ontario are hoping to soon move towards Stage 3 of the province’s COVID-19 reopening plan. It has been nearly three weeks since most parts of the province have moved to Stage 2 and data from 24 public health units show that the spread of the virus is largely contained [...]

For This Fourth of July, Officials Say Celebrate Freedom by Staying Home

Date Published: July 2, 2020

Source: New York Times

As cases of COVID-19 surge in the United States, up to 50,000+ cases in one day as of yesterday, July 1st, Fourth of July celebrations south of the border are being ground to a halt. Although many places around the United States had implemented stay-at-home orders back in March at the onset of the pandemic, many states opened too early and are now setting single-day reporting records of COVID-19. Texas reported more than 8,000 new cases, North Carolina reported more than 1,750 new cases, and Tennessee reported more than 1,500 new cases. [...]

Ottawa ‘remotely’ inspected Ontario farms while COVID-19 infected hundreds of migrant workers

Date Published: July 1, 2020

Source: CBC

Rather than physically inspecting farms that employ migrant workers during the pandemic, the Canadian government has been conducting mostly remote inspections. Three migrant workers have died and there have been numerous COVID-19 outbreaks amongst migrant workers, the majority occurring in the Windsor area. [...]