Unemployed Canadians anxiously awaiting federal COVID-19 help

  • Unemployed Canadians anxiously awaiting federal COVID-19 help

Unemployed Canadians anxiously awaiting federal COVID-19 help

Hospitalizations include men and women in their 50s, 70s, 80s, - and the youngest, a woman in her 20s from Peel Region.

Williams said that while Ontario is still anxious about a surge of new cases with both March Break travellers and snowbirds returning, fewer people are showing up seeking emergency care.

The updated numbers also show there is now a backlog of more than 10,000 people waiting for test results.

Ontario reported 85 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, bringing the provincial total to 588, as non-essential businesses in the province prepared to close. There are now 22 cases in Brampton, four in Caledon and 36 in Mississauga.

His government also said it's allocating medical equipment to hospitals where it's most needed.

However, it is important to note that there is still no information about 66% of Ontario's confirmed cases.

According to the Ministry of Health, a majority of travel-related cases of the virus are linked to residents who returned from a trip to the United States.

Of the 18 cases reported by the Halton Region, two cases have been diagnosed in Milton, 10 in Oakville, five in Burlington and one in Georgetown. Some had travel history or close contact listed as form of transmission or were listed as "pending". There are a total of 46 such cases listed in the data, which is more than three times the number of cases that Ontario has seen in individuals returning from the next most commonly listed country - Iran (14 cases).

"Now it's about 50/50 per cent of travellers versus those who are acquiring it in their community".

Canadians who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19 and are struggling to make ends meet anxiously awaited promised federal help on Wednesday as the countrywide pandemic toll climbed toward the 3,000 mark.

A list of essential and non-essential services will be made available tomorrow, Tuesday, March 24, and the province will release a 1-800 number and website on Wednesday, March 25.

To ensure as little inter-personal contact as possible, provinces and local governments have taken increasingly urgent steps to force people to stay home.