If you think you have COVID-19 symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it, find out if you should visit an assessment centre and where to go.

 

Please note that the data shown here may differ from other sources, as data are extracted at different times. The data in the charts are subject to change as the public health investigation into reported cases is currently ongoing. Additionally, data definitions are subject to change as the pandemic evolves.

This information is updated daily.

*Note: For outbreaks in schools please refer to the Active Outbreaks tab.

For number of cases in schools, please refer to the Ministry of Education website.

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When using the charts below, hover over the bars to view numbers (counts) and other relevant information. Please note that the data shown here may differ from other sources, as data are extracted at different times. The data in the charts are subject to change as the public health investigation into reported cases is currently ongoing. Additionally, data definitions are subject to change as the pandemic evolves.

This information downloaded Tuesday at 2:00 PM. Data displayed includes cases with an episode data as of the previous Saturday. Posted once a week on Wednesday by 3:00 PM.

*Note: For number of cases in schools, please refer to the Ministry of Education website.

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The Province of Ontario provides a detailed summary of COVID-19 cases in the province that is updated each day at 10:30 a.m.

The data these maps illustrate are intended to help public health deliver COVID-19 prevention strategies to people living in parts of the city most affected by virus spread. It is important to remember COVID-19 is circulating in all parts of Toronto and everyone should follow public health advice to reduce the spread of this virus.

These maps illustrate the distribution of COVID-19 testing and the results of those tests, in Toronto residents, as suggested by an individual’s postal code.

These maps should not be used as an indicator of the risk of acquiring COVID-19, where cases were exposed to the disease, or the location where they were tested. It is possible to become infected with COVID-19 anywhere. That is why it is important to practice hand hygiene, wear masks, keep a distance of six feet, and avoid large gatherings.

Case maps include cases from outbreaks. These can be removed by using the filter on the map (remove the outbreak associated cases). Testing maps include all individuals tested for COVID-19 who have a valid postal code. When using the maps below, hover over the neighbourhoods to view numbers (counts) and other relevant information. Learn more about Toronto neighbourhoods, including what neighbourhood you live in.

Please note that the data shown here may differ from other sources, as data are extracted at different times. The data in the maps are subject to change as the public health investigation into reported cases is currently ongoing. Additionally, data definitions are subject to change as the pandemic evolves.

Case information is updated three times per week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Testing information is updated once a week, on Thursday.

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Indicators for Toronto’s COVID-19 monitoring strategy are consistent with those included in the provincial Framework for Reopening our Province and are organized in the following four categories:

  1. Virus Spread and Containment: COVID-19 cases, outbreaks in institutions, and community-acquired COVID-19 cases in Toronto.
  2. Laboratory Testing: Laboratory tests completed for Toronto residents per day, the percentage of tests that are positive, and the average turnaround time for a test to be completed.
  3. Health Care System Capacity: Available bed capacity and current status of available personal protective equipment in Toronto hospitals.
  4. Public Health: Percentage of cases reached and contacts where public health follow-up was initiated within 24 hours.

Please note that the data shown in the Toronto COVID-19 Monitoring Dashboard may differ from other sources, as data are extracted at different times. The data in the charts are subject to change as the public health investigation into reported cases is currently ongoing. Additionally, data definitions are subject to change as the pandemic evolves.

This information is updated three times per week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

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Reporting of COVID-19 outbreaks in Toronto schools

The list of active outbreaks includes only the names of those schools in Toronto with a confirmed COVID-19 outbreak. The following definitions of an outbreak and how long it is considered active (i.e., when it is declared over) are provided by the Ministry of Health in their COVID-19 guidance: school outbreak management document.

An outbreak in a school is defined as: two or more lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases in students and/or staff (or other visitors) in a school with an epidemiological link, within a 14-day period, where at least one case could have reasonably acquired their infection* in the school (including transportation and before/after school care).

*Examples of reasonably having acquired infection in school include:

· No obvious source of infection outside of the school; OR

· Known exposure in the school setting

An outbreak is declared over when: at least 14 days have passed with no evidence of ongoing transmission that could reasonably be related to exposures in the school; AND No further ill individuals associated with the initial exposed cohorts with tests pending.

Schools and school boards are required to communicate details regarding any closures to their school communities. If parents/guardians have questions about what is happening in their school, they should contact the school board or school directly.

Active COVID-19 Outbreaks in Toronto Long-Term Care, Retirement Homes and Hospitals

Daily updates for active outbreaks in Toronto long-term care homes can now be accessed on the Ontario Ministry of Health website.

Data on active outbreaks in retirement homes and hospitals (also available in Excel) are updated by Toronto Public Health three times per week, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, except on statutory holidays. This report contains a summary of all currently active outbreaks of COVID-19 in Toronto retirement homes and hospitals, with confirmed resident and staff cases, hospitalizations and deaths. All data are extracted from iPHIS (integrated Public Health Information System) and CORES, and may differ from other numbers published elsewhere due to different reporting sources or download times. Please note these data may not align with other data on active outbreaks due to the difference in refresh times. These numbers are preliminary, and will continue to change as new information is received, and quality assurance work takes place.

Active COVID-19 Outbreaks in Shelters and Respite Sites

As of October 29, 2020, there are no active outbreaks in Toronto shelters. To date, there have been a total of 649 positive COVID-19 cases linked to all shelter outbreaks (current and declared over).

This report contains a summary of all currently active outbreaks of COVID-19 in Toronto shelters, with confirmed cases, hospitalizations and deaths. This report will be updated three times per week, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, except on statutory holidays. All data are extracted from iPHIS (integrated Public Health Information System) and CORES, and may differ from other numbers published elsewhere due to different reporting sources or download times. Please note these numbers are preliminary, and will continue to change as new information is received, and quality assurance work takes place.

COVID-19 infection in Toronto: Ethno-racial identity and income

Our risk of illness is linked to how and where we live, work, and play. There is growing evidence that racialized populations and low income groups are more at risk of COVID-19. The reasons for this are unclear but could include:

  • Existing health disparities linked to social and economic factors
  • Stress caused by racism and other forms of discrimination
  • Challenges in participating in the public health response to COVID-19, including
    • difficulties in limiting COVID-19 exposure because of being an essential worker, and
    • difficulties in physical distancing because of overcrowding
  • Inequitable access to health care and social services

Toronto Public Health (TPH) started collecting data on Indigenous identity, racial group, income, and household size on May 20, 2020. These data will be analyzed and summaries will be posted here monthly.

The data are used by TPH and partner organizations to reduce inequities in how COVID-19 infection is affecting the population. This work includes

  • Consulting and collaborating with community agencies that serve groups of people who are over-represented in COVID-19 infection rates
  • Focused health promotion messaging
  • Recommending areas for focused testing
  • Increasing opportunities for isolation for those unable to safely do so at home
  • Continuing to bring attention to the social determinants of health and how other levels of government can address them
  • Longer-term planning and advocacy for a more equitable system of health and social services

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Area-based analysis also shows that ethno-racial group and income are associated with reported COVID-19 infection.