As of January 1, 2022, this dashboard was no longer updated due to provincial government changes in testing guidance and case and contact protocols, and was subsequently archived. Toronto Public Health continues to collect socio-demographic data on COVID-19 cases but as a result of the testing changes, this information is not representative of the population. Toronto Public Health is committed to collecting, reporting on, and using data that can advance health equity for COVID-19 and all public health issues. We continue to work with partners to develop new strategies to expand this work.
This page presents a historical summary of the purpose of the ethno-racial and income COVID dashboard. The dashboard provides an example of how race and income data can help to identify and to inform ways to decrease health inequities.
Toronto Public Health (TPH) collected socio-demographic data on COVID-19 cases including Indigenous identity, racial group, income, and household size from May 20, 2020 to December 31, 2021. Data on ethno-racial identity, income and household size were analyzed and summarized monthly in this dashboard. TPH supports Indigenous-led uses and reporting of Indigenous COVID-19 data and consults with Indigenous partners on an ongoing basis. Data on Indigenous identity were not reported by TPH in this dashboard to respect the autonomy and self-determination of Indigenous communities and the expressed recommendations of our Indigenous partners.
The data from this dashboard were used to inform work by the City of Toronto, TPH, health care, and community partners to address inequities in COVID-19. The findings and trends enabled focused intervention in specific neighbourhoods and populations that were most impacted by COVID-19. This work included:
Examples of additional TPH work on understanding race, income and health:
Area-based analysis also shows that ethno-racial group and income are associated with reported COVID-19 infection.