Toronto Public Health is no longer accepting reports of suspect cases of COVID-19 from hospitals and assessment centres if an appropriate specimen was collected for COVID-19 testing and the patient was advised to self-isolate until their results are available.
This is in response to evolving clinical risk criteria and to align with the current COVID-19 case definitions and health unit reporting requirements for Diseases of Public Health Significance in Ontario.
This is the current approach and may be subject to change. Hospitals and assessment centres must continue to report laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 to Toronto Public Health at 416-696-3477.
As a result of these changes, the COVID-19 online reporting tool will no longer be available.
Refer to our Health Professionals website for further information on reporting other diseases.