CoVID-19 Update

This is an unprecedented time. Whether we are still working at our essential places of employment or self-quarantined at home, we are stronger standing together! In an effort to keep our valued Nightingale personnel, clients and community safe and up to date with statistics and actions taken regarding this ever changing CoVID-19 pandemic, we will post regular Ministry of Health updates on this page for your reference.

Situation Report #59: COVID-19

Ministry of Health | Health System Emergency Management Branch                                               

Case Count as of March 24, 2020


AreaCase countChange from
DeathsChange from
Middle East31,127+2,8502,005+135
Asia &Oceania 19,883+1,233320+33
Latin America
& Caribbean
North America48,249+11,332607+124
United States46,158+10,749583+121
  • 85 new cases were reported today in Ontario, bringing the cumulative total to 588 (this includes eight resolved cases and eight deaths).

·        In Ontario, there are 10,074 persons under investigation with lab results pending.

Actions Taken:

  • To further contain the spread of COVID-19, the Ontario Government will order the mandatory closure of all non-essential workplaces effective as of today, March 24th at 11:59 p.m. This closure will be in effect for 14 days with the possibility of extending this order as the situation evolves. A full list of businesses that are permitted to stay open is available here.
  • Guidance for Food Premises has been uploaded to the ministry’s website.