· The federal government today discussed next steps for procuring COVID-19 vaccines for Canada

o Increased focus now on the next stage of Canada’s recovery, especially preparing for mass vaccinations


· Premier Ford indicates there has been no discussion about how the federal government will distribute vaccines, but expects it to be on a per capita basis, stating Ontario should be getting 38% of the procured vaccine doses

· Provincial government indicates theme parks and water parks such as Canada’s Wonderland still pose a significant threat due to COVID-19 and will not be permitted to open at this time

· Communication being developed regarding school re-opening plans


· Four new cases since yesterday

As a result of routine data quality assurance work, today’s case count is three fewer than previously reported cases. Changes in case counts can also be attributed to the transition to the new Public Health Contact and Case Management system, which has replaced the Integrated Public Health information System (iPHIS) for documenting and reporting of COVID-19 cases and contactsData quality is an on-going process and may result in more or less cases reported on a day-over-day basis or other changes to how cases are classified (e.g., municipality, acquisition)These data quality activities have also resulted in the re-categorization of individuals such as health care workers when they previously may not have been categorized as such


As of this morning, there are:

More than 18.3 million total cases worldwide (176,211 new) with cases in 216 countries, area or territories; 695,043 related fatalities reported by the World Health Organization (WHO)117,792 total cases (761 new); with 8,958 related fatalities in Canada (11 new); 102,450 resolved in Canada (as of August 4, 7 p.m.)

· 39,714 total cases (86 new); with 2,782 related fatalities; 35,747 resolved in Ontario


Total Confirmed Cases: 53 of which;
Recovered/Resolved 44
Confirmed Deaths 3
Active Cases 6